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    New Orleans Style Red Beans & Rice

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    3 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    3 hrs

    Cooking in New Orleans's Note:

    Over the years, (I would like to think that) I have mastered this New Orleans Favorite. After watching my mom cook red beans & rice for many years, I now cook them for my husband, his family, my co-workers, and friends. I apologize, up front, for the absence of certain measurements, but as you know, when cooking, sometimes we just eyeball it and then perform a taste test later. NOTE: I cook white beans the same way.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Rinse beans (optional: soak overnight or for several hours prior to cooking, in order to avoid possible gas effects that sometimes result when eating beans).
    2. 2
      After rinsing, place the beans in the stock pot and fill 3/4 full of water. (The water will reduce as the beans cook). Bring to a boil.
    3. 3
      After the water comes to a boil, saute chopped onions and garlic in approximately 2 tablespoon of margarine, then add it to the beans. Lower heat to med-high and cook for approximately one hour.
    4. 4
      Add remaining seasoning, including seasoning salt, (optional) salt, pepper, parsley flakes, and bay leaves. Cook for another hour on med-high. Throughout cooking, add boiling water (and additional seasoning) to the pot, if the liquid reduces too much. Stir occasionally.
    5. 5
      Next -- this is the "magical step" -- add 1 stick of butter and cook for another hour on med-high, stirring occasionally. Watch the heat and adjust accordingly to avoid scorching your beans.
    6. 6
      Heat the ham and smoke sausage pieces in the microwave and add to the pot of beans. I like to heat the meat, so that my beans will continue cooking at its current temperature.
    7. 7
      Continue to cook on medium to medium-low, as the beans thicken. Stir occasionally. NOTE: I stay pretty close to my pot when cooking beans, so I can make sure they don't begin to stick.
    8. 8
      Serve over rice -- perhaps, add a piece of cornbread and ENJOY!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 28, 2014

      55

      Made this for tonight's dinner and we loved it! I used red beans because I don't like kidney beans, and cooked most of the day in the crockpot. Yum!

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    • on April 13, 2009

      45

      We really enjoyed these red beans. I cooked mine in the Crockpot after soaking them overnight. I cooked them 2 hours on high before adding the onion and and garlic. Then cooked them a further few hours. Once they were mostly done, I added the meat, bay leaves, seasoning, and butter. Boy, the butter added a wonderful flavor! I cooked them a final few hours on low and they were YUMMY! Made for Spring 2009 PAC. (-: Thanks for posting!

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    • on April 06, 2009

      45

      Red beans and rice is pure comfort food. The seasoning salt became Cajun seasoning and the sausage was andouille which was sauteed in a skillet along with the ham and then added to the beans. Cornbread is a must with red beans and rice. I did add a touch of butter but probably not as much as indicated in the recipe. Made for *PAC 2009*

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    Nutritional Facts for New Orleans Style Red Beans & Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (271 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 648.0
     
    Calories from Fat 429
    66%
    Total Fat 47.7 g
    73%
    Saturated Fat 13.4 g
    67%
    Cholesterol 90.8 mg
    30%
    Sodium 2729.9 mg
    113%
    Total Carbohydrate 15.3 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    14%
    Sugars 2.2 g
    8%
    Protein 38.1 g
    76%

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