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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 jswanse1

Makes 6 servings



Cajun style red beans and rice- rice to be logged separately

Recipe Ingredients for Red Beans and Rice

16 oz dry red kidney beans
1 green bell pepper
1 medium onion
4 stalks celery
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon thyme
1 1/2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
3 garlic cloves
8 cups water
8 oz andouille chicken sausage

Recipe Directions for Red Beans and Rice

  1. Soak kidney beans overnight OR rinse beans and add to pot, cover with 8 cups water and bring to boil. Boil for 2 minutes, then turn off heat and let sit, covered for one hour.

  2. Pour out water and add 8 cups fresh water.

  3. Chop onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic.

  4. Add to beans.

  5. Add salt, pepper, thyme, seasoned salt, and Creole seasoning.

  6. Cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. When you stir, be sure to mash the beans against the sides of the pot. This creates a creamier texture.

  7. Slice the sausage into 1/4 inch pieces and add to beans. Cook for an additional 30 minutes.

  8. Serve Red Beans over hot, steaming rice

Categories

Beans

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 482.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
326
Calories from Fat
32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.6g
6%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
266mg
11%
Potassium
1137mg
32%
Total Carbohydrates
50.9g
17%
Dietary Fiber
12.5g
50%
Sugars
3.4g
Protein
23.6g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 52%
Calcium 13% Iron 35%
* 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
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in vitamin C
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