Mama's Red Beans and Rice


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 285.4
  • Total Fat: 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 30.6 mg
  • Sodium: 1,407.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.9 g
  • Protein: 16.7 g

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My Mama loves her Southern food, here is one of her favorite New Orleans dishes, but with some healthy changes. My Mama loves her Southern food, here is one of her favorite New Orleans dishes, but with some healthy changes.
Number of Servings: 8


    2 tbsp. olive oil
    1 large onion, diced
    1 large green pepper, diced
    2 cloves of garlic, diced
    1 bunch green onions, diced
    1 lb. turkey smoked sausage, cut into coins
    3 cans kidney beans
    1 large can crushed tomatoes
    1 c. brown rice
    1 c. water
    1/2 tsp. red pepper
    1 tsp. hot sauce
    1 tbsp. oregano
    1 tsp. thyme
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. black pepper


Heat oil in large soup pot over medium heat. Saute onions, green pepper, garlic and green onions until tender. Add sausage. Saute until browned. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until rice is cooked, about 40 minutes.

Makes 8 1/2 c. servings. Best served with a big dollop of sour cream on top.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MIGHTYFINEWINE.


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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was very good. I kinda freaked out when I read the serving size is 1/2 c. for 285 calories. We were eating it as a main dish, and 1/2 c. wasn't enough for us. - 8/31/09

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  • Added extra Chili sauce for more kick - 2/19/13

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  • we love this! - 6/17/12

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  • Excellent! Great flavor and very filling. Easy to make but it does take time to cook the rice. My family loved it and I have leftovers to take for lunch. - 4/10/12

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  • It was good, but only a half cup is a bit small. That was disappointing since most of us wanted a cup or more for supper. I probably won't be making this anytime soon. Also, high sodium content is not our cup of tea. - 2/17/12

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