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Red Beans and Rice Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ron Messa
Added: Saturday, October 31, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb. of red beans, soaked over night
1 meaty ham bone
½ lb. sliced smoked sausage*
½ lb. sliced pickle meat*
1 cup of chopped onions
½ cup of chopped celery
1 minced clove of garlic
2 bay leaves
¼ tsp. basil
¼ tsp. thyme
¼ tsp. black pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of Creole seasoning

1 Cup of Rice

*Ham can be used in place of pickle meat and smoke sausage. Make sure whatever type of meat is used that it is not too salty.

Directions:
Directions:
Soak red beans overnight in 8 cups of water
Bring to boil
Simmer over low heat for 2 ½ hours

New Orleans tradition: just before beans are cooked, add one stick of butter, this will make beans creamy.

Rice – “New Orleans Style”

Put a cup of rice, 2 cups of water and ¼ tsp. of salt in a heavy saucepan.

Bring to boil and stir with a fork.

Cover pan tightly and cook on low heat for 18 minutes with gas stove, 20 minutes with electric stove.

Remove from heat, leave covered and let stand for 5 minutes then fluff with fork.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I prefer to cook 2 to 3 pounds and then freeze. The beans absorb the seasoning while in the freezer.

 

 

 

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