One Pot Meal: Cajun Orzo

one pot cajun orzo

Another fabulous one pot meal and it takes less than 30 minutes to cook!

Disclaimer: this one is a little bit spicy so if spicy is not your friend you may want to leave out the jalapeño and instead of the cajun seasoning double up on the other spices.


  • canned coconut milk (2tbsp)
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 5 cloves garlic (diced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 jalapeño (diced)
  • cajun seasoning (1tbsp)
  • paprika (1tsp)
  • dried oregano (1tsp)
  • black pepper (1tsp)
  • 4oz can green chiles
  • 15oz can kidney beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 1 package GF Orzo
  • vegetable broth or water (1.5cups)
  • crushed tomatoes from a can (1cup)
  • Toppings: green onions, cilantro, avocado


Step 1: heat 2tbsp of your canned coconut milk in your dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion (1 medium onion diced), garlic (5 cloves), red & green bell peppers (diced), and jalapeño (diced)(if you like spicy).

Step 2: Add in your cajun seasoning (1tbsp), black pepper (1tsp), paprika (1tsp), and oregano (1tsp). Mix it all together and let cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Step 3: Add the rest of the ingredients (4oz can green chiles, 15oz can kidney beans, orzo, 1.5c broth or water, 1c crushed tomatoes) and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, lower the heat and let simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 4: It’s time to heat! Throw on your toppings & enjoy!

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