Cajun Black Bean Rice + Afia Kibbeh

Cajun Black Bean Rice + Afia Kibbeh

Whether inspired to celebrate Mardi Gras or looking for a warm, flavorful cajun inspired meal, check out this recipe for Cajun Black Bean Rice + Afia Kibbeh.



1 medium onion, diced

3 cloves of garlic, minced

Olive oil

2 tsp creole seasoning

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp cumin

Dash of cayenne pepper

2 cups long grain white rice  

1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained

4  cups chicken broth 

2 sprigs of fresh thyme

2 bay leaves

Sea salt & pepper, to taste

Fresh thyme & lime wedges for garnish

Afia Kibbeh



  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onions & garlic. Sauté until fragrant. Add seasonings, except the thyme & bay leaves.
  2. Add the rinsed rice to onion & spices. Sauté until lightly brown, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the beans, chicken broth, thyme & bay leaves. Season with sea salt pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil,  reduce heat to a simmer & cover. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender & liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat & let sit for at least 20 minutes.
  5. While rice is resting, prepare your Beef Kibbeh according to package directions.
  6. Fluff rice with a spoon or fork. Serve rice in a bowl with Afia Kibbeh on top. Garnish with additional fresh thyme & lime wedges.