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Cajun beef and veg rice bowl recipe

Cajun beef and veg rice bowl recipe

120 ratings

Make this Cajun beef and veg rice bowl for a quick, easy and healthy family dinner. With crispy mince and plenty of colourful veg cooked in spicy Cajun seasoning, this one-pan beef recipe is a stress-free way to feed the family. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 456 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 3 large carrots, sliced into rounds
  • 250g frozen sliced mixed peppers
  • 4 spring onions, sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 500g 5% fat beef mince
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp tomato purée
  • 2 x 250g packs ready-cooked long-grain rice
If you don't have any spring onions, try using white onions or leeks and adjust the amount accordingly

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    12g 18%
  • Saturates

    3g 17%
  • Sugars

    13g 14%
  • Salt

    1g 17%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 53.1g Protein 32.8g Fibre 8.3g


  1. Heat the oil in a large, shallow casserole dish over a medium heat. Add the celery, carrots, peppers and white parts of the spring onions. Cook for 10 mins until the veg is starting to soften.
  2. Add the mince, season generously and cook for 10 mins until the mince is browned and beginning to go crispy.
  3. Add the Cajun seasoning and tomato purée; stir to coat the mince. Tip in the rice along with 4 tbsp of water. Stir to fully combine and heat until the rice is piping hot. Scatter over the remaining spring onion before serving.

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