Red Beans And Rice
|Kidney beans/Dried red beans||1 Pound|
|Hot water||1 Quart|
|Ham bone||1 Large (With Meat)|
|Onion||1 Large, chopped|
|Chopped green onion||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Garlic||2 Clove (10 gm), pressed|
|Salt||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Smoked sausage||1 Pound, cut into 1 inch pieces|
|Hot cooked rice||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Sort beans and rinse well; cover with tap water and soak overnight.
Drain beans and place in a large heavy pot; add hot water, ham bone, onion, green onion, garlic, bay leaf, cayenne and salt.
Bring mixture to a boil; cover and reduce heat.
Simmer beans 2 hours, or until tender, adding more water if necessary to keep from sticking; stir often.
Add sausage to beans and simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes longer, or until a thick gravy forms; stir occasionally.