A deliciously spiced, filling soup, packed with bacon, andouille sausage and rice - this Cajun Style Red Bean & Rice Soup is a stick-to-your-ribs soon-to-be favorite!
In a large dutch oven or saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat.
Add the bacon and cook until it begins to brown.
Add the onions, garlic, peppers and sliced andouille and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the beans, stock, Worcestershire sauce, Cajun seasoning and bay leaves.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10mins, stirring occasionally.
Add the rice and half the sliced green onions, and simmer 5 more minutes (the rice will thicken the soup).
Test for seasoning – adjust if necessary.
Remove the bay leaves.
Ladle soup into bowls, garnish with green onions.
This is GREAT to make ahead, and actually tastes better the next day. The recipe makes 3 quarts, and freezes very well.