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Creole Red Beans and Rice

Rated as 4.13 out of 5 Stars
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"An old co-worker of mine from Louisiana gave me this recipe. It is not only yummy but an inexpensive meal to make!"
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Ingredients

13 h 10 m servings 621
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Pick over kidney beans, place into a large bowl, and pour in enough water to cover by several inches. Soak kidney beans overnight.
  2. Drain kidney beans, transfer to a large soup pot, and cover with 3 quarts fresh water.
  3. Stir in green bell pepper, onion, celery, salt, black pepper, Creole seasoning, and garlic.
  4. Cover the pot, place over medium heat, and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer until beans are tender, about 4 hours.
  6. Mix smoked sausage into the beans; cook an additional 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. About 30 minutes before serving time, place 2 cups water and margarine into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  8. Stir in rice, return to a boil, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover the pan and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to stand covered for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve red beans over cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 621 calories; 19.1 82.3 31 49 3822 Full nutrition

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First, I want to say that this is as good (or better) than any red beans & rice that I've ever had. However, there were some red flags when I read the recipe, and although I don't like doing th...

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Wish I had read the reviews before making this. The alarm bells should have been blasting in my head with the amount of salt called for. I have never used Creole seasoning before and didn't real...

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First, I want to say that this is as good (or better) than any red beans & rice that I've ever had. However, there were some red flags when I read the recipe, and although I don't like doing th...

My husband and I enjoyed this recipe very much! It has a great flavor and a nice kick to it. The only thing different I did was cook it in a crockpot but I think next time I'll use half the salt...

Juicy, flavorful, and very yummy. It was a big hit at my party! Thanks!

DO NOT add salt - creole seasoning is salty. Especially not 2 tbsp. And honestly, if you like really spicy food, 1 tbsp of black pepper is more than enough (everyone else, stick to a tsp). I ma...

Great recipe! after a recent trip to NOLA, i was craving some good cajun tastes and this hit the spot! since i have a pressure cooker, i just added all the ingredients (minus the sausage), cook...

Wish I had read the reviews before making this. The alarm bells should have been blasting in my head with the amount of salt called for. I have never used Creole seasoning before and didn't real...

Really really good! I did as another suggested though and cut the pepper by half and omitted the salt as the 1st ingredient in my creole seasoning was salt. I also used only 2.5 quarts water s...

Good recipe. I agree with those suggesting cut back on the water, salt and pepper. Especially if you are using Andouille sausage, which is pretty much the way to go. Of course you can make it ...

We loved these beans, they were delicious!! I only used half the salt and they were perfect.