This Creole classic is influenced by West African, French, and Spanish cuisine, and it the earthy and rich flavors combine into a dish that sings of a hot night out on Bourbon Street. The recipe may seem a bit long but it's not complex and doesn't have many steps.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword vegan, veganized
Servings - 8
3tablespoonsolive oil(divided )
12-16 ouncesvegan sausage, chorizo, or other "meat"
1 largeyellow onion(diced)
1 1/2cupslong grain rice
1 3/4cupsvegetable broth
15ouncesred kidney beans(drained )
1/4cupgreen onion tops(chopped )
In a large pot, cook vegan sausage in 2 tablespoons of oil with the cajun seasoning. Cook for 3-5 minutes. Remove cooked sausage from pot but leave any cooked on spice in the pot. Set aside.
Add onions, garlic, peppers, celery and cook for 5 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time to saute and release the spice from the pot.
Stir in paprika, salt, thyme, and oregano. Stir in rice and remaining olive oil. Add tomato, Worcestershire, and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, cover, and cook for 25-30 minutes. Stirring half way and at the 25 minute mark.
Fold in the cooked sausage, parsley, beans, and most of the green onions. Top each serving with green onion.
For this recipe I used the NoEvil vegan chorizo. Get creative with the protein you use and the amount really depends on you. Do you need to use vegan sausage or seitan? No. You can add more beans, tofu, etc.