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Red Beans and Rice

January 7, 2010

We had blackened fish and red beans and rice the other night for dinner.  I think I have a southern thing going on here, but thats about the only thing new I have been cooking.  My Honey requested red beans and rice after enjoying KBR’s.  Lots of southern boys work in the sand, so guess they had to learn how to make em and serve them.  Nice to hear that mine were better.  I had never had red and rice before…let alone made them….so I adapted a recipe from the Neeley’s.  I was short on time, but next time I will make them from “scratch”.

RED BEANS AND RICE

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (12-ounce) cans red beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves

All the veggies and garlic in a dutch oven with the oil and saute.  Add sausage and spices then beans and stock along with the bay leaves.  Let simmer about 2 hours or less if you are in a hurry.  Make your rice and serve over rice.

Oh yummy!!!!  And here is what was left.  As you can tell everybody enjoyed them.  The kids, MIL and FIL and us.

I have started a couple of new hobbies, so sorry I haven’t kept up.  I shall show you what I have been doing later.