Every once in awhile I would get these bouts of cravings for Cajun food, and I find the easiest way to satisfy it is by whipping up this super simple sausage cajun fried rice. There is buttery garlic goodness, a touch of lemon zest with a cajun kick in every bite! Which makes this the perfect continuation to my Rice is Life series.
Cajun cooking can be traced back to the state of Louisiana, with signature dishes such as gumbo and jambalaya. Cajun cuisine has the perfect blend of spices, with a deep flavor that is simply mouth watering. Even thinking about it while writing this post has me salivating.
I hope you’ll have a go at this recipe!
I personally believe that it’s also best to use cold rice for any fried rice recipe. Freshly cooked rice will get mushy when you fry it and although still delicious, it’s not the best consistency for fried rice. If you only have freshly cooked rice, just pop it into the freezer for 30-60 minutes before you start cooking.
Cajun Fried Rice
- 8 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1-2 sausages (sliced)
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1.5 tbsp cajun seasoning
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 lemon juice
- 2 cups rice
- 1 green onion (for garnishing)
- Add butter to a medium pan on medium low heat.
- Once butter melts, add garlic and fry it until before it turns lightly golden. Careful not to burn it. Turn the heat to low.
- Add cajun seasoning, sugar, worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice. Mix well.
- Add sausage to the pan.
- Once sausage browns/is cooked, add rice and stir through until everything is mixed well.
- Garnish with green onions. Best served immediately and enjoy!
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