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Red Beans and Rice


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  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and finely chopped, or a poblano pepper for less heat and a different flavor
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2-3 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt(more to taste)
  • 4 C tomato puree or a 32 oz can
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 C dried kidney beans, cooked(or approximately 1 can of kidney beans drained and rinsed)
  • 2-3 C cooked brown rice
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp liquid smoke(optional)


Servings 4


Step 1

Cook the rice and beans separately and set aside while preparing the other ingredients. In a large pan heat the oil. Once it’s hot add the onion and cook a few minutes before adding all the other veggies. Mix well and continue to cook for a few minutes. Add all the herbs and spices and the tomato sauce and paste and mix well. Once everything is evenly distributed bring to a boil and then simmer for 5-10 minutes until all the veggies are tender. Then add in the rice and beans and heat through. Add the liquid smoke if using and mix everything well. Serve hot with a little bit of parsley on top.

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