Chef John's Red Beans and Rice
Any time someone asks the question, 'What exactly is soul food?' the answer should always be 'a comforting bowl of red beans and rice.' Just sit them down, give them a spoon, and when they finish, ask them if they understand. They will.
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You can substitute green bell peppers for the poblano pepper, if desired. You can use water in place of chicken broth, if desired.