How To Make Red Beans And Rice

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Aug. 05, 2015

Red beans and rice is possibly the most New Orleans of New Orleans cooking. My red beans and rice recipe is good for vegetarians, because it gets its smoky flavoring from smoked paprika rather than ham hocks.


Kidney beans 1/2 Pound , soaked overnight in 6 cups water
Onion 1 , diced
Celery stalks 3 , diced
Bay leaves 2
Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm) , minced
Bell pepper 1 , diced
Dried thyme 1 Teaspoon
Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
Salt 2 Teaspoon
Smoked paprika 2 Teaspoon
Hot buttered rice 3 Cup (48 tbs) (to serve)
Cooked sausage slices 5 (optional, to serve)



Drain and rinse the soaked beans. Keep it ready.



In a large pot, combine water, onion, celery, bay leaves and bring to boil (cover with lid).

Reduce heat and simmer for 1-1 ½ hours or until beans turn soft.

Add bell pepper, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and simmer for 30 minutes (uncovered).

Mash some beans and mix well.



Serve with cooked sausages and buttered rice and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 120 Minutes
Ready In: 120 Minutes
Servings: 6