Nick's Red Beans and Rice w/Turkey Sausage


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 305.2
  • Total Fat: 11.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.4 mg
  • Sodium: 1,210.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.8 g
  • Protein: 15.5 g

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From Oct 2008 edition of Runner's World From Oct 2008 edition of Runner's World
Number of Servings: 6


    5 c. chicken stock
    2 c. brown rice
    1 green pepper, chopped
    1 red pepper, chopped
    1 onion, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 Tbsp olive oil
    12 oz smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/2-inch coins
    2 15-oz cans kidney beans
    1 15-oz can diced tomatoes
    1 tsp thyme
    1 bay leaf
    Ground black pepper to taste
    Hot pepper sauce to taste


In a pot, bring stock and rice to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 40 minutes. Saute peppers, onions, and garlic in oil until softened. Add sausage and saute until brown. Add beans and one cup of bean liquid, diced tomatoes with juice, thyme, and bay leaf. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with pepper and hot sauce. Add rice to bean mixture. Stir to combine. Remove bay leaf. Serves six.

Number of Servings: 6

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My family loves this recipe! I use Healthy Choice smoked sausage for fewer calories and sodium and add a teaspoon of Tony Chachere''s salt-free Creole Seasoning for an authentic creole taste. Makes plenty for leftovers! - 4/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful, very satisfying, although I did add 2 tsp of cajun spice instead of hot sauce. Will be making often. - 1/16/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I saw this recipe in runner's world too. I absolutely love it!! We make it about every other week. It ends up making way more than 6 servings so there are plenty to take for lunch the next day. - 1/5/09

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  • Good! - 3/21/15

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  • My family loved this recipe. I am glad I tried it. It was quick and easy. It was a welcomed change from the usual meals. I did add some pepper flakes too. Will definitely make this again. - 2/5/13

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  • Did not taste like the red beans and rice I am use to. - 10/22/12

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  • This has become a new family favorite! Instead of the hot sauce, I just sprinkle in some cayenne or crushed red pepper and add just a bit of sea salt. Cornbread is an excellent side dish with this. It makes way more than 6 servings, but is excellent for lunch the next day! - 10/18/12

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  • It was good. I cooked it twice. Once with fresh beans, once with canned beans. Both was tasted great. One of the better recipes for beans and rice I have found - 10/13/12

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  • Good
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    The only change I made was to delete the 2 Tbsp olive oil and used olive oil spray to coat the pot instead - 2/5/12

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  • Very good. Will definitely make again. - 1/17/12

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  • I forgot the beans but this was an official meal! - 9/25/11

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  • I tried this tonight and it was easy and fantastic! I followed pvillelady's recommendation to sub Tony Chachere's for salt and it made it even better. - 8/29/11

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  • We really liked this. I forgot to add the chicken boullion (I use that w/ water in place of stock) but it was still good! - 7/6/11

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  • I grew up eating fantastic red beans and rice ... and this recipe is G-R-E-A-T! Using canned red beans definitely speeds up the process - you can be sure that dinner will be done on time (not waiting for the beans to be soft enough.)
    + Tony's, Tabasco Sweet/Spicy, coarse black pepper kernels. - 3/9/11

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  • This was so good, and made so much that I had to go back and double check the calorie content!!! I fed two adults and two small children and still have more than half left. - 2/16/11

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  • I just took a taste while it is simmering till dinner time...It tastes absolutely wonderful and I will make this again many times. Only thing I added was some corn and used Barley instead of Rice DELICIOUS!!!! - 2/4/11

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  • Excellent Recipe! Very easy, good flavor, will add this to my own personal recipe book. - 1/25/11

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  • Yum! Great combo of flavors and very was hard not to have seconds! - 1/19/11

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  • I made this with celery instead of the bell peppers. It was really filling and tasted good, too. - 1/8/11

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  • This was delicious. I also added creole seasoning. I think next time I will only make half the rice. - 12/7/10

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  • Great recipe! - 10/15/10

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  • This was excellent! Nice mild heat from sauce and smokey bbq-like flavour. This recipe will make me buy sausage more often! Thanks! - 8/20/10

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  • I am making this recipe it sounds easy. - 2/28/10

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  • its a keeper! I added some Cajun seasoning to kick it up a bit. It makes a ton! It could serve around 8 people or so. Very tasty! - 2/17/10

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  • This was so delicious. I only added 1 can of beans though and the peppers only needed 1 tsp olive oil. A keeper for my family and so quick and easy even my daughters can cook this. - 8/17/09

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