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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 minicount

Makes 6 servings



You can also make this vegetarian by substituting water or vegetable broth for the chicken broth.

Recipe Ingredients for Red Beans and Rice

1/2 pound dry kidney beans
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 onion
3 stalks celery
4 cloves garlic
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 teaspoons dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1 cup white rice

Recipe Directions for Red Beans and Rice

  1. Rinse beans, and then soak in a large pot of water overnight.

  2. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, garlic, and celery in olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Rinse beans, and transfer to a large pot with broth and water. Stir cooked vegetables into beans. Season with bay leaves, cayenne pepper, thyme, marjoram, parsley, and Cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 2 1/2 hours.

  4. 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.

Categories

Beans, Rice, Main Dish, American-Southern, Simmer, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 212.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
301
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.6g
9%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
274mg
11%
Potassium
666mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
50.0g
17%
Dietary Fiber
6.6g
26%
Sugars
1.6g
Protein
12.7g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 6% Iron 24%
* 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
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
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