Quick and Easy Red Beans and Rice


A quick and easy recipe using many of the staples you have on hand. Serve with your favorite cornbread.

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


  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped

  • 16 ounces smoked sausage, thinly sliced

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained


  1. Bring the rice and water to boil in a pot. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes.

  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and green bell pepper, and cook until tender. Stir in sausage, and cook until evenly browned. Mix in beans and tomatoes, and continue cooking until heated through. Serve skillet mixture over the rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

531 Calories
28g Fat
43g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 531
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 1424mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 16mg 80%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 417mg 9%

* 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.