Easy Red Beans and Rice


This is an easy red beans and rice recipe that is a delicious take on a Louisiana classic. It can be prepared and cooked in 40 minutes! I use turkey kielbasa to cut down on the fat, but not the flavor. Season with hot pepper sauce if you like.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup uncooked rice

  • 1 (16 ounce) package turkey kielbasa, cut diagonally into 1/4 inch slices

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 clove chopped garlic

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans canned kidney beans, drained

  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • salt to taste


  1. Prepare the rice: Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, cook sausage in a large skillet over low heat for 5 minutes. Stir in onion, green pepper, and garlic; saute until tender. Add in beans and tomatoes with juice. Season with oregano, pepper, and salt. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
6g Fat
42g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 808mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 17mg 86%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 181mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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