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French Quarter Red Beans And Rice

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Ingredients
  Dried red beans 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 6 1⁄2 Cup (104 tbs)
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Diced celery 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Including Tops And Leaves)
  Diced green bell pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sliced carrots 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Black forest ham/Baked virginia ham 4 Ounce, cooked
  Dried thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced
  Green hot sauce 3 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Uncooked white rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Directions

1. In large bowl combine beans in enough cold water to cover by 2 inches. Let stand at cool room temperature -overnight. Drain.
2. In large Dutch oven or saucepan combine drained beans, 6 cups water, onion, celery, pepper, carrot, ham, thyme, and garlic. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 3 hours. Add more water as necessary if mixture begins to look dry.
3. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup water, the hot sauce, and salt. Simmer 30 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions.
5. Serve beans over hot rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
African
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
210 Minutes
Ready In: 
220 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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