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Popeye's Red Beans & Rice


Red Beans and Rice is the perfect side dish for a cajun-style meal. This recipe will quickly become one of your favorites.

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  • BEANS:
  • bacon grease from frying 3 to 4 pieces, bacon
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans red beans
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • RICE:
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 (1/2 stick) cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Uncle Ben's converted rice


Servings 4
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 50mins


Step 1

Fry 3 to 4 slices of bacon. Add bacon grease to red beans plus liquid in a medium saucepan. Add water, brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Use a potato masher to smash some of the beans (about 1/4 of the beans) into a paste-like consistency.

Add water, butter and salt to saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in1 cup rice, cover and reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.

Place 1 cup of beans into a bowl. Add 1 cup of rice on top of the beans and serve.

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