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The Posh Pescatarian: Red Beans And Rice With Shrimp

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Stephanie,The Posh Pescatarian, makes the ultimate Mardi Gras recipe just in time for Fat Tuesday! Red beans and rice with shrimp - delicious, festive and frugal. Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Ingredients
  Red beans 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Long grain rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shrimp 1 Cup (16 tbs), peeled, deveined
  Water/Vegetable broth 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Red bell pepper 1⁄2 Medium
  Orange bell pepper 1⁄2 Medium
  Yellow bell pepper 1⁄2 Medium
  Garlic cloves 3 Medium
  Celery stalk 1 Medium
  Herbs de provence 1 Tablespoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Tablespoon
  Paprika 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Hot sauce To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Roughly chop garlic, 1/2 red bell pepper, 1/2 yellow bell pepper, 1/2 orange bell pepper, onion, celery and tomatoes and add into a bowl.
2. Cut the tails off jumbo shrimp and dice them.

MAKING
3. In a pot with hot olive oil add the cut vegetables and spices and allow to sweat.
4. Add 2 cups of broth and 2 cups of water.
5. Add the beans along with a little water and let it to cook for about 1/2 an hour.
6. Check on beans and frequently add water or broth as needed.
7. Add rice, then after 10 minutes add the shrimp and hot pepper sauce.
8. Add 1/3 cup of water and let it cook until done.

SERVING
9. Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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