Red Beans & Rice Recipe

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


Submitted by shelleyle

Makes 8 servings



If you have access to ham hocks and not shanks, you may want to make up the difference in meat (hocks have much less meat)

Recipe Ingredients for Red Beans & Rice

1 lb Red Beans, dry small
2 oz Ham, (2 Meaty Shanks)
4 c Water
4 Garlic cloves, minced
1 Onion, large chopped (2 C)
1 c Celery, chopped
1 c Green Bell Pepper, chopped
1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 tsp Creole seasoning (NOTE-1 or Tony Chachere?s or Zatarains) or to taste
1 tsp Tabasco Sauce or to taste (NOTE 2)
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper or to taste
3 c dry brown rice

Recipe Directions for Red Beans & Rice

  1. Place dried beans in a large bowl and cover them with cold water by a couple of inches. Let soak for 8 hours or overnight. (You can quick soak them by putting them in a bowl and pouring boiling water over them, covering them by 2 inches, and then letting them soak for two hours.) Drain.

  2. Place beans, ham shanks, garlic, chopped onion, and water in a large (8-quart) pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover, simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until beans are tender.

  3. Remove ham shanks from the pot to a dish. Let cool slightly then shred the meat away from the bones. Return the meat back to the pot. Add the celery, bell peppers, Worcestershire and seasonings. Cover and cook for another hour or until the mixture gets thick; Season with Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper, to taste.

  4. Serve over rice.

  5. Note 1- If you don't have access to packaged seasoning, just skip it and add some thyme (fresh or dried), a bay leaf (in with the beans and shanks in step 2), and a little paprika

  6. Note 2- I used a combo of Chipotle Tabasco sauce and regular Tabasco, could also use cayenne pepper

Categories

Beans, Rice, Main Dish, American-Southern

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 299.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
477
Calories from Fat
29
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.2g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
325mg
14%
Potassium
1076mg
31%
Total Carbohydrates
92.8g
31%
Dietary Fiber
11.9g
48%
Sugars
2.9g
Protein
19.8g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 9% Iron 30%
* 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
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in manganese
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