AUTHENTIC LOUISIANA RED BEANS AND RICE

 

  • Cooking Time: 3hrs 30 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 25--READY IN 11 Hrs 3

Ingredients

  • * 1 pound dry kidney beans
  • * 1/4 cup olive oil
  • * 1 large onion, chopped
  • * 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • * 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • * 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • * 6 cups water
  • * 2 bay leaves
  • * 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • * 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • * 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • * 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • * 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • * 1 pound andouille sausage, sliced
  • * 4 cups water
  • * 2 cups long grain white rice

Directions

  • 1. Rinse beans, and then soak in a large pot of water overnight.
  • 2. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper, garlic, and celery in olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 3. Rinse beans, and transfer to a large pot with 6 cups water. Stir cooked vegetables into beans. Season with bay leaves, cayenne pepper, thyme, sage, parsley, and Cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 2 1/2 hours.
  • 4. Stir sausage into beans, and continue to simmer for 30 minutes.
  • 5. Meanwhile, prepare the rice. In a saucepan, bring water and rice to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve beans over steamed white rice.

Notes

Categories: Beans  Pork  Rice 

Author Credit: MIAMI BEACH

Website Credit: http://allrecipes.com

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