Red Beans & Rice

Red Beans & Rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 425.0
  • Total Fat: 7.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 35.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,497.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 67.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 15.4 g
  • Protein: 22.2 g

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Delicious. Serve with cornbread on the side for a traditional New Orleans style dinner. Delicious. Serve with cornbread on the side for a traditional New Orleans style dinner.
Number of Servings: 8


    1 pound dry kidney beans (approximately 6 cups cooked)
    2 quarts of water
    1 pound smoked turkey sausage
    1 large onion, chopped
    4 stalks of celery chopped
    2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
    2 teaspoons salt
    Good shot of Tabasco Sauce
    6 cups cooked brown rice (or white rice)


Soak the kidney beans overnight in water, or you can use the quick soak method. Bring them to a boil and then let them sit, covered, for an hour or two.

After you have done the initial bean preparations let them boil for about an hour or until they are getting tender. While they cook you can prepare the vegetables and the meat.

Fry the turkey sausage in a large skillet and set it aside until the beans have cooked at least an hour.

After the beans have softened up and are getting close to tender, it is time to add the rest of the ingredients. ( If your sausage is spicy, you may not want to add the Hot Sauce, taste it first to be sure.) Simmer the beans, sausage and vegetables for about a half an hour longer, or until the beans are all the way tender. I put the brown rice on to cook right before I add the vegetables and sausage to the beans. This gets them both done at about the same time.

Serve the beans over the rice and enjoy!

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOMOFONESOFAR.

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