- Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 212.0
- Total Fat: 6.1 g
- Cholesterol: 5.6 mg
- Sodium: 597.3 mg
- Total Carbs: 28.4 g
- Dietary Fiber: 9.9 g
- Protein: 11.3 g
Mardi Gras Red Beans and Rice Soup with Andouillie SausageSubmitted by: MSROZZIE
IntroductionHearty cold weather comfort food
Start to finish 50 minutes; serves 8 Hearty cold weather comfort food
Start to finish 50 minutes; serves 8
2 Tbsp olive oil
9 ounces (3 links) turkey or chicken andouillie sausage, diced into 1/2-inch chunks
2 cups medium chopped yellow onion (about 1 large)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp Creole seasoning (purchased or use the recipe below)
Two 15 1/2-ounce cans low-sodium red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups chopped celery (about 4 medium stalks)
1 1/2 cups chopped green or red bell pepper (about 1 large)
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 Turkish bay leaf
1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice (1/2 cup uncooked produces 1 1/2 cups cooked)
Start to finish 5 minutes; makes about 1/3 cup
1Tbsp plus 1 tsp hot paprika
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsps onion powder
1 1/2 tsps cayenne
1 1/2 tsps dried oregano
1 1/2 tsps dried thyme
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp kosher salt
In a small bowl combine all ingredients.
Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
This soup is even better a few days later, and it freezes well. Feel free to add extra chicken broth or water if you would like it to be even soupier.
Add the onion to the saucepan and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and Creole seasinging and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
While the onion and garlic are cooking, mash 1 cup of the kidney beans with a potato masher or fork, then add them to the saucepan. Add the celery, bell pepper, remaining whole beans, chicken broth and bay leaf. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the reserved sausage and the cooked rice. Cook until heated through. Discard the bay leaf before serving.
Serving Size: 8 1-cup servings