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Red Beans and Rice

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Red Beans and Rice

Recipe by leipa5Course: MainCuisine: SouthernDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

2

hours 

15

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 – 16 oz bag of red beans

  • 6 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 3 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped

  • 20 whole black peppers

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 1 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning

  • 1 teaspoons dried thyme

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage

  • 1 pound smoked pork or beef sausage or andouille sausage

  • 1 cup long grain white rice

  • 2 cups water

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Rinse the beans and soak overnight. I know some people do the rapid soak for one hour, but I prefer to soak the beans overnight. Drain and rinse the beans next day and set aside.
  • In a large pot, heat the olive ail and add the chopped vegetables and cook until they are translucent.
  • Add the beans and water. Season with bay leaves, peppercorns, thyme, and sage and bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 2 1/2 hours. Stir occasionally to prevent from burning.
  • When beans are almost done, add the sausage and cook until they are done.
  • Season with Cajun seasoning to taste. (I hope to have a recipe for onion and garlic free Cajun seasoning soon).
  • To prepare the rice, place the water, salt and rice in a small saucepan or a rice cooker. Bring to boil, cover and cook on low until done. Serve with beans over rice.

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