Red Beans and Rice Recipe

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


Submitted by sh0tzz99

Makes 10 servings



Copied and modified off foodnetwork.com

Recipe Ingredients for Red Beans and Rice

1 pound red beans, picked over and rinsed
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 c. parsley, chopped
1 tsp. thyme, fresh
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 green onions, green part only, chopped, plus more for garnish
1 lb. andouille sausage, cut into 3-inch chunks

Recipe Directions for Red Beans and Rice

  1. Place the dried beans in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Soak the beans overnight in the refrigerator.

  2. Drain the beans and put them in a large heavy pot with the ham hocks, adding just enough cold water to cover (about 2 quarts). Add the onion, celery, green pepper, cayenne, parsley, thyme, bay leaves, garlic, green onions, and several shakes of red pepper sauce; give everything a good stir to combine. Simmer, uncovered, until the beans are tender and starting to thicken, about 21/2 hours. You want the beans to be almost overcooked, like they are getting ready to burst. Stir the beans occasionally to prevent scorching on the bottom of the pot. Add about 1 cup of water toward the end of cooking if the mixture appears too thick or dry.

  3. Mash about 1 cup of the cooked beans against the side of the pot with a wooden spoon, this makes the broth thick and creamy. Toss in the sausages and cook for another 30 minutes to heat them through. Adjust the seasoning, if needed. Serve the red beans in a wide bowl over some steamed white rice and garnished with chopped green onion.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 127.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
313
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.2g
19%
Saturated Fat
4.2g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
429mg
18%
Potassium
836mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates
31.6g
11%
Dietary Fiber
7.6g
30%
Sugars
2.3g
Protein
19.7g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 6% Iron 22%
* 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 sugar
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin C
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