Louisiana Red Beans and Rice
Smooth, flavorful, hearty and wonderful!!!
I always make this for my annual Mardi Gras party!
- 1 pound red beans, washed, drained, and soaked in water overnight, drained 3 cups water
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1 large bay leaf, crushed
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup cooking oil
- salt and pepper
- 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
- 2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
- steaming rice
Place beans in cold water in a 4-quart pot. Add garlic, celery, bay leaf, onion, and oil and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 2 hours. Add water as needed, stirring occasionally. Add salt, pepper, sausage and parsley and continue cooking over low heat for about 1 hour. Serve over a mound of steaming rice and enjoy!!