Cheesy Cajun Fried Rice is a satisfying main course dish. Cajun rice is quick and easy dish to make. It is packed with flavors from the aromatic vegetables like peppers, celery, onions and garlic. The Cajun seasoning used in this dish makes it so yummy. It is a great way of making the plain rice more nutritious and tasty. If you can’t find the Cajun mix, you can make it at home also. I have given the recipe for the Cajun spice mix that can be easily prepared at home.
The parsley and celery used are from my balcony garden. I like to pluck my herbs just before using them. They are organic and are so much more flavourful then the store bought ones.
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Yield: 3 to 4 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Ingredients for Cheesy Cajun Fried Rice
1 cup rice
1 cup onions chopped fine
½ cup red pepper chopped fine
½ cup yellow pepper chopped fine
½ cup green pepper chopped fine
1 teaspoon garlic chopped fine
1 tablespoon celery chopped
1 tablespoon parsley chopped
2 tablespoon tomato ketchup
½ cup grated cheese
2 teaspoon Cajun spice
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
For Cajun Spice mix
2 tablespoon onion powder/granules
2 tablespoons garlic powder/granules
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning/oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon black pepper/red chilli flakes
2 tablespoons salt
Directions for Cheesy Cajun Fried Rice
- Dry roast the salt on low heat for 2 to 3 minutes, Let it cool. Mix all the ingredients well and store in an airtight container. This can be used for seasoning vegetables, pasta, and pizza.
For the Rice
- Cook the rice and set aside.
- Heat oil and butter in a nonstick pan, add garlic, onion and saute for 2 minutes.
- Add the red, yellow, green peppers, celery, saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Now add the Cajun spice, ketchup, salt and toss.
- Add the rice and parsley.
- Now add half the cheese and mix.
- Sprinkle rest of the cheese on top and cover the pan and cook on low heat till the cheese melts.