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Creole Red Beans and Brown Rice

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  Dried red kidney beans/4 cups canned beans, drained and rinsed 2 Cup (32 tbs), picked over, rinsed, and soaked for 8 hours
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Spanish onion 1 , peeled and diced
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm), peeled and finely chopped
  Celery rib 3 , diced
  Carrots 2 Medium, scrubbed and diced
  Sweet potatoes 2 , peeled and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  Bonnet scotch 1 , seeded and finely chopped
  Green bell pepper 1 Large, cored , seeded and diced
  Dried oregano 1 Tablespoon
  Dried thyme 2 Teaspoon
  Coriander 2 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Okra 1⁄2 Pound, wiped with a dry towel, trimmed and diced
  Dry sherry 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Canned crushed tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Pepper To Taste
  Cooked brown rice 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Plain non-fat yogurt 4 Tablespoon
  Scallions 4 , trimmed and thinly sliced

1. In a large pot, cover the dried beans with water, bring the water to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until they are tender, approximately 1 1/2 hours.
2. In a saute pan heat the olive oil over medium heat, sauté the onion and hot pepper, stirring them often, until they are soft and then sauté in the garlic until it is fragrant.
3. Add the celery, carrots, potatoes, scotch bonnet, bell pepper, oregano, thyme, coriander, cumin and salt and steam-saute with cover stirring often, for 6 minutes.
4. Continue steam-sautéing the ingredients adding the okra 3 minutes longer.
5. Add the sherry and let the ingredients simmer until the sherry has evaporated.
6. Then stir the tomatoes and brown sugar with the other ingredients well and simmer the vegetables for 10 minutes.
7. To the vegetables add the cooked beans, simmer covering the pot, stirring it often, for 20 minutes and season with the salt and pepper.
8. Among 4 individual shallow bowls divide the rice and place the beans on top.

9. Garnish each portion with 1 tablespoon of the yogurt and a sprinkling of the scallions and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
90 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
120 Minutes

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Creole Red Beans And Brown Rice Recipe