Red Beans and Rice
A tasty, filling and budget-conscious meal.Preparation Steps:
Beans:Level of Difficulty:
Soak kidney beans overnight. (Can do fast soak if you prefer that method.)
Pour out water and add 3 quarts fresh water.
Chop onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic.
Add to beans.
Add salt, pepper and Creole seasoning.
Cover and cook on low heat 4 hours.
Cut smoked sausage in 1 1/2-inch rounds.
Add to beans and cook 45 minutes.
Stir beans occasionally while cooking.
5 or more hours, depending on soak methodIngredients:
For the RED BEANS:Serves:
1 (1 lb) package red kidney beans
1 green bell pepper
1 medium onion
4 celery ribs
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons pepper
2 tablespoons creole seasoning
3 garlic cloves
3 quarts water
1 lb smoked sausage
For the RICE:
2 cups water
1 cup rice
1 tablespoon margarine
Bring 2 cups water and 1 tablespoon margarine to boil.
Add 1 cup rice; cover and simmer on low until water steams away.
Serve Red Beans over hot, steaming rice.