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Weeknight Red Beans And Rice

Weeknight Red Beans And Rice

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 30

Ingredients

Serves 6

  • 1 1⁄2 cups raw long grain rice (or brown rice)

  • 1tablespoon canola oil (or butter)

  • 2 3⁄4 cups water

  • 1medium onion , diced

  • 1 bell pepper, diced

  • 3stalks celery, diced

  • 2tablespoons canola oil (or butter)

  • 1lb smoked turkey sausage, sliced

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon red cayenne pepper (or to taste)

  • 1teaspoon cajun seasoning

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1can diced tomato

  • 2cans red beans (or kidney beans)

  • salt, pepper and hot sauce to taste

Directions

  • 01

    Heat 1 tbsp oil or butter in medium non-stick pan (that has a lid).

  • 02

    Add rice and stir in the hot oil until most of the kernels are opaque.

  • 03

    Add water and bring to a boil.

  • 04

    Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.

  • 05

    (If using brown rice, increase water and cooking time slightly) Meanwhile dice vegetables.

  • 06

    Heat 2 tbsp oil or butter in a large non-stick pan or Dutch oven.

  • 07

    Add the diced onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic.

  • 08

    Saute until tender.

  • 09

    Add the sliced turkey smoked sausage and saute until heated through and slightly browned.

  • 10

    Add pepper, seasoning and bay leaf.

  • 11

    Continue to stir and saute for about three minutes.

  • 12

    Add diced tomatoes and canned beans (do not drain).

  • 13

    Add salt, pepper and hot sauce to taste.

  • 14

    Simmer about 15 minutes, then remove bay leaf.

  • 15

    Place about 3/4 cup rice in the bottom of a soup bowl.

  • 16

    Cover with red bean mixture.

  • 17

    Serve with French bread and pass more hot sauce.

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