Louisiana Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Looking for an easy Louisiana Red Beans and Rice recipe? Learn how to make Louisiana Red Beans and Rice using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by caverlady

Makes 6 servings



This quick version of red beans and rice gets its smoky goodness from super-lean Canadian bacon and a hint of ground cayenne pepper. It's delicious as a leftover but will thicken as it stands. To keep it properly syrupy, just thin with a little water and reheat.

Recipe Ingredients for Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

1 1/2 cup brown rice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion
2 tsp minced garlic
368 g red kidney beans,
6 oz sliced Canadian bacon
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 tablespoon finely chopped celery leaves
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1/3 tsp cayenne pepper

Recipe Directions for Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

  1. Combine 3 1/3 cups water, rice and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat to low, cover and cook until all the water has been absorbed, about 45 minutes.

  2. About 10 minutes before the rice is ready, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until the onion is lightly colored and tender, about 3 minutes.

  3. Place 1 cup beans in a small bowl and mash with a fork. Add the mashed and whole beans, the remaining 1 cup water, Canadian bacon, celery, celery leaves, bell pepper and ground chipotle (or cayenne) to taste to the pan. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has thickened into a gravy and the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 6 minutes. Serve in shallow bowls, spooned over the rice.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 178.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
456
Calories from Fat
56
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.2g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Sodium
613mg
26%
Potassium
1136mg
32%
Total Carbohydrates
77.1g
26%
Dietary Fiber
11.6g
46%
Sugars
2.6g
Protein
23.7g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 8% Iron 29%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in thiamin
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