Cajun Rice

This is a simple and tasty recipe for rice flavored with your favorite cajun seasoning.

It’s great by itself or also good in tacos, probably burritos too!

Goes well with souvlaki or kebobs.

You could easily flavor this with a different seasoning.

Cajun Rice

Easy to make and tasty rice recipe
Course: Side, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make rice, rice, rice recipe


  • 1 pot to cook rice with a lid A clear glass lid makes monitoring the rice easier


  • 2 cup water
  • 1 cup basmati rice can use any long grain rice
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 cube chicken boulion


  • Rinse rice until water is clear if you don't want sticky rice.
  • Put butter, spice mix, crushed up cube in a pot (big enough to cook the rice) over low heat until well combined and you start to smell the spice mix.
  • Add rice and stir until rice is coated with the butter mixture.
  • Add water and bring to a boil
  • Reduce to a simmer and simmer for about 15-20 minutes until rice is soft and water is absorbed/boiled off.
  • Take off heat and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes to allow any remaining water to absorb or evaporate.
  • Fluff rice and serve.


If too salty for you try using a little less of the boulion cube next time or find one lower in salt. Could also use butter without salt or less on the cajun seasoning.
Making more than 1 cup of rice
If making 2 cups of rice, use 3 cups of water and double the rest of the ingredients. The extra water is for evaporation so no need to double the water. Instead just add an extra cup of water for each additional cup of rice.
As the rice cooks and is done or close to getting done you’ll notice holes. You can always try a little rice to see if it’s cooked through and can push some rice aside if you aren’t sure if the water is all cooked off.
If the water cooks out before before the rice is cooked, just add a little more water.
If the rice is done but there is still a lot of water because you put too much in you can drain the water and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes to let excess water evaporate.