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Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

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Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Authentic Cajun flavor! I grew up in Louisiana and love red beans and rice; these are just like I remember. Serve with Tabasco sauce for a little kick. My family loved to splash a little cider vinegar in each bowl.
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CourseMain
CuisineCajun
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 25 minutes
Servings8
Authortre.williams@miniflyx.com

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dry kidney beans
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 pound andouille sausage sliced
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups long grain white rice

Instructions

  • Rinse beans, and then soak in a large pot of water overnight.
  • In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper, garlic, and celery in olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Rinse beans, and transfer to a large pot with 6 cups water. Stir cooked vegetables into beans. Season with bay leaves, cayenne pepper, thyme, sage, parsley, and Cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 2 1/2 hours.
  • Stir sausage into beans, and continue to simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the rice. In a saucepan, bring water and rice to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve beans over steamed white rice.

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