A meatless, filling dish cooked in a pressure cooker. Quick, healthy, and makes enough for leftovers. I prepare the rice separately in a rice cooker before I start cooking the beans. That way the rice is cooked and warm when the beans are ready.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
52 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 17 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
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Directions

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  • Combine 3 3/4 cups water and brown rice in a rice cooker. Close and lock lid. Cook according to manufacturer's instructions, about 30 minutes.

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  • Combine red beans, onion, canola oil, garlic, parsley, chicken stock concentrate, basil, thyme, oregano, cayenne pepper, Creole seasoning, and bay leaves in a stovetop pressure cooker. Add enough water to cover.

  • Close cooker securely and place pressure regulator over vent according to manufacturer's instructions. Cook at high pressure for 22 minutes. Let pressure release naturally according to manufacturer's instructions; unlock lid and remove. Discard bay leaves.

  • Serve red beans with brown rice.

Cook's Notes:

I'm a Louisiana native and part Cajun, so even though it's not too spicy for me it might be too spicy for you! If you're not sure, I'd reduce the cayenne pepper to 1/8 teaspoon. You can always add more later.

Substitute 1/2 teaspoon dried basil for the fresh basil if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; protein 16.6g 33% DV; carbohydrates 64.7g 21% DV; fat 3.3g 5% DV; cholesterol 0.1mg; sodium 131.9mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2018
I don't have a rice cooker so I did mine on the stove. This came out good but I would bump up the spice measurements next time. That or I would use white rice which absorbs flavor better in my opinion. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2018
I don't have a rice cooker so I did mine on the stove. This came out good but I would bump up the spice measurements next time. That or I would use white rice which absorbs flavor better in my opinion. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2020
1.25.20...https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/220859/cajun-meatless-red-beans-and-brown-rice/... Went stovetop & subbed with already cooked beans. I halved the thyme since that seems right for me; cayenne too. Mild with 1/8t. I made the equivalent amount of white rice as brown - alotta rice too much. 'Didn't have concentrate but I'm sure it - or ham/bacon;D - would make this better. Good as is! Healthy too with less rice. 9.30.20 ‘Used dried beans & homemade broth this time. ‘Not sure if half the thyme is still too much for me, or if we’re dealing with one too many bay leaves; but still much better on Day2. ‘Could also be fresh bay leaves. :o Think so. :D Four cups cooked rice is plenty. Read More
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