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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 107.4
  • Total Fat: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.2 mg
  • Sodium: 362.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.2 g
  • Protein: 5.9 g

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Red Beans and Rice With Soul

Submitted by: LADYPHOENIX61

Introduction

Low fat version of a soul food favorite. Serve this with cornbread and coleslaw and a light sorbet or sherbert for dessert. Throw in some red pepper flakes while cooking for a little added heat Low fat version of a soul food favorite. Serve this with cornbread and coleslaw and a light sorbet or sherbert for dessert. Throw in some red pepper flakes while cooking for a little added heat
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 lb dried red beans
    1 lb fresh ham hocks(not smoked or cured)
    3/4 tsp seasoned salt, divided (optional)
    4 cups water
    2 tsp canola oil
    6 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
    1 cup onions, chopped
    1 tsp ground thyme
    1 bay leaf
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    4 cups hot cooked brown or white rice

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Directions

Sort and wash beans; put in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water 2 inches above beans. With lid off, bring beans to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain beans and set aside. Sprinkle ½ tsp seasoned salt over sides of ham hocks, if desired. Heat oil in Dutch oven and brown ham hocks 3 minutes on each side. Add reserved beans, remaining seasoning salt, onions, thyme, bay leaf, and pepper and stir to blend. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and cover; simmer 2-3 hours or until beans are tender. Remove bay leaf and serve beans over rice.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LADYPHOENIX61.






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  • This was wonderful!! I added a bit of extra garlic (I couldn't help myself) and cooked it about 6 hours in my slow cooker. The flavor was perfect, and the ham hocks are very cheap! A low cost meal to be sure. Next time I will add in more hocks. I also didn't bother browning them. We loved it! - 2/16/09

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  • Now, THIS is red beans and rice. Why people have to mess with tradition on this recipe is beyond me. This was fantastic, and my family loved it! My boyfriend has eaten a lot of southern food and says this is authentic as it gets. We served it with southern corn bread. Thanks to you, Ladyphoenix6 - 12/22/08

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