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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 212.1
  • Total Fat: 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.3 mg
  • Sodium: 967.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.3 g
  • Protein: 12.0 g

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Mama's Red Beans and Rice


Mama's Red Beans and Rice

Introduction

Mama knows best! This New Orleans-style one pot meal is hearty, tasty, and healthy! Mama knows best! This New Orleans-style one pot meal is hearty, tasty, and healthy!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    2 T canola oil
    1 large onion, diced
    1 yellow or red pepper, diced
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 bunch green onions, sliced, green part reserved for garnish
    1 lb. turkey smoked sausage
    3 (15 oz) cans of kidney beans
    1 ( 14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with basil and garlic
    1/2 t red pepper flakes
    1 T oregano, dried flakes
    1 t thyme, fresh or pinch dried
    1 bay leaf, whole
    1 pinch salt
    1 t black pepper
    1 c brown rice
    1 c water



Tips

Serving size is one heaping cup.
You can substitute a green pepper for the red one. Drain and rinse your beans to remove excess sodium and natural sugars that make your beans "musical."
Chef Meg's recipe is a makeover of this one.


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Directions

Slice sausage in half lengthwise and then in half again. Cut crosswise to dice. Heat oil in a large dutch oven or heavy saucepan. Once hot, add onions, diced pepper, garlic, and white parts of green onion. Cook until tender. Add sausage. Cook just until browned. Add spices, beans, and tomatoes. Stir to combine. Add rice, stir to combine and cook for 1 minute to coat the rice. Add water. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer. Cover and continue to cook for 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove bay leaf before serving and finish with hot sauce and sliced green onions. Makes 12 hearty one-cup servings.

Vegetarian smoked sausage (found in the refrigerated health food section of most supermarkets) makes a great substitute for the turkey sausage.






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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! My only complaint is I wish it would say how much is in a serving measuring wise. It would be so very easy to overeat this and to know how much is an actual serving without needing to divide it equally 12 ways would be really nice. - 2/10/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Serving size is one heaping cup. - 2/17/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Many of the comments are that the recipe doesn't mention a serving size, but it does...under "Tips" it says one heaping cup. - 2/17/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It does say how much in a serving 1 cup. - 2/17/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It says serving size is one heaping cup. - 12/31/12

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  • This looks wonderful...but don`t see how there can be 12+ cups in it - 2/20/13

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  • My husband and I absolutely love this dish. The only thing stopping me from giving this 5 stars is the rice. It took me an additional 35 minutes and 3/4 cup of water for the rice to be cooked. I will definately make this again, but I will cook the rice separately. - 2/17/13

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  • The oregano amount is incorrect. It's 1 teaspoon not 1 tablespoon. I made the recipe as written and had to throw it out. It was horrible. A waste of time, money and food! - 2/17/13

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  • Yummy! - 2/17/13

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  • Like this very much , i used turkey sausage, and green pepers. added a n extra 1/2 cup water. The brown rice had to be cooked for 50 min not 25 - 2/10/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this looks like a soup rather than a real rice and beans. - 12/31/12

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  • Love this meal -- quick and easy! - 12/31/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe looks wonderful, but I am not going to divide it into twelve servings when I make it. Please if at all possible designate what is a single serving. That way I can make the whole batch and serve myself an appropriate amount, saving the rest for later use. - 9/20/12

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  • My husband and I love this! I use turkey kielbasa though. Delicious!!! We have a very small tubberware fill at lunch and we are satisfied until supper!!! - 4/17/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'll make it tonight! - 2/13/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds awesome, but I agree with LynnApryl: My only complaint is I wish it would say how much is in a serving measuring wise. It would be so very easy to overeat this and to know how much is an actual serving without needing to divide it equally 12 ways would be really nice. Probably approx 1/2 cup? - 1/8/12

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  • Just delicious! My husband and I were in happy food comas after this hearty meal! I agree w/ LMDiener's comment about increased cooking time for regular rice. Also I added 2 stalks of celery to the veggies. - 5/3/11

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  • I cook for myself and my husband, and this made enough to feed an army. However, the kidney beans to me threw off the flavor. Next time, I will make it without the beans. I doubled the rice, and only used two cans of beans. - 4/28/11

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  • Great dish! Very flavorful. Whole family enjoyed it. - 3/12/11

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  • Very delicious! It was nicely flavored and hearty, definitely a comfort food. I added fresh basil instead of the basil garlic tomatoes. It took more like 1.5 hours to cook after adding the rice. With instant it would probably cook up in 25 minutes. Next time I'll try red instead of kidney beans. - 9/5/10

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  • I used Jennie-O turkey breakfast sausage and drained off all visible fat after browning before adding the other ingredients. I did add another 4 oz of water to make up for the liquid lost. This is very yummy! I plan to serve it to my company. - 8/23/10

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