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Spicy Cajun Harmony: Fiery Red Beans and Soulful Rice

Red Beans and Rice

About the Dish:

Red beans and rice is a classic Louisiana Creole dish. It is a hearty and flavorful combination of red kidney beans, vegetables, and spices, served over steamed white rice. This dish has its roots in West African and Caribbean cuisine, and it has become a staple in Southern and Cajun cooking. Red beans and rice is often enjoyed as a main course, and it is known for its rich and satisfying flavor.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 600mg
Total Carbohydrates 45g
Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugars 6g
Protein 15g


Ingredient Quantity
Dried Red Kidney Beans 2 cups
Onion, diced 1
Green Bell Pepper, diced 1
Celery, diced 2 stalks
Garlic, minced 4 cloves
Smoked Sausage, sliced 1 pound
Bay Leaves 2
Creole Seasoning 2 tablespoons
Thyme, dried 1 teaspoon
Salt 1 teaspoon
Black Pepper 1/2 teaspoon
Cayenne Pepper 1/4 teaspoon
Water 6 cups
Steamed White Rice 4 cups

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Rinse the dried red kidney beans and soak them in water overnight.
  • Step 2: In a large pot, heat some oil over medium heat and sauté the diced onion, green bell pepper, celery, and minced garlic until they become soft and translucent.
  • Step 3: Add the sliced smoked sausage to the pot and cook until it is browned.
  • Step 4: Drain the soaked red kidney beans and add them to the pot. Stir in the bay leaves, creole seasoning, dried thyme, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  • Step 5: Pour in 6 cups of water and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer for about 2-3 hours, or until the beans are tender.
  • Step 6: Serve the red beans and sausage over steamed white rice. Enjoy!

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