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Red Beans & Rice Recipe

RED BEANS AND RICE

Michelle FerrerMichelle Ferrer
This comforting, hearty Creole dish is full of kicking flavor; it can be made vegetarian by using vegetable stock and vegan versions of Andouille, bacon, and Worcestershire sauce.
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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 17 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Creole
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 slices Bacon sliced
  • 1 medium Onion diced, about 2 cups
  • 1 large green bell pepper diced, about 1 cup
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 4 links Andouille sausage sliced
  • 1 cup dried red kidney beans soaked for 36-48 hours, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 cups long-grain, buttered rice cooked (see note)
  • diced scallions for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add bacon. Once the bacon begins to render, add Andouille and sauté until meat begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add onions, green pepper, celery, garlic, bay leaves and sauté until onions become translucent, about 5 more minutes.
  • Stir in all spices and Worcestershire sauce for 30 seconds to toast. Add beans and stock; bring to a boil.
  • Continue to cook over medium heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaves.
  • Serve over cooked rice. Garnish with scallions.

Notes

Note: 1 cup dried rice yields 3 cups cooked rice; add 1 Tablespoon butter to the cooking pot for buttered rice.
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