Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    pound dry kidney beans

  • ¼

    cup olive oil

  • 1

    large onion, chopped

  • 1

    green bell pepper, chopped

  • 2

    tablespoons minced garlic

  • 2

    stalks celery, chopped

  • 6

    cups water

  • 2

    bay leaves

  • ½

    teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1

    teaspoon dried thyme

  • ¼

    teaspoon dried sage

  • 1

    tablespoon dried parsley

  • 1

    teaspoon Cajun seasoning

  • 1

    pound andouille sausage, sliced

  • 4

    cups water

  • 2

    cups long grain white rice

Directions

Directions 1.Rinse beans, and then soak in a large pot of water overnight. 2.In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper, garlic, and celery in olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes. 3.Rinse beans, and transfer to a large pot with 6 cups water. Stir cooked vegetables into beans. Season with bay leaves, cayenne pepper, thyme, sage, parsley, and Cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 2 1/2 hours. 4.Stir sausage into beans, and continue to simmer for 30 minutes. 5.Meanwhile, prepare the rice. In a saucepan, bring water and rice to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve beans over steamed white rice.


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