Mama's Red Beans and Rice
IntroductionMama 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!
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
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.
Vegetarian smoked sausage (found in the refrigerated health food section of most supermarkets) makes a great substitute for the turkey sausage.