Cajun High-Protein Black Beans & Rice

Serves 5

1 hour 30 mins Prep Time

Calories – 400 kcal per serving


  • 300 grams dry black kidney beans, soaked overnight
  • 1 scoop Origin Nutrition Unflavoured Vegan Protein
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 green capsicum, diced
  • 2 medium stalks celery, diced
  • 5 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 litre of water
  • brown rice to serve


  1. Add oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, capsicum and celery. Cook until vegetables have softened. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  2. Stir in hot sauce, thyme, paprika, salt and pepper; stir to evenly coat the vegetables in the spices. Cook for another minute.
  3. Pour in kidney beans, bay leaves and water. Once it comes to a boil, cover and lower heat. Simmer for 1 and a half hours. Remove lid and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
  4. When it is ready, remove from heat. Scoop about 1/4 of the beans in a blender or food processor. Add in Origin Nutrition Unflavoured Vegan Protein and blend until smooth. Return to the rest of the mixture and mix everything together. Serve with rice.