"If you want real Cajun, you have to try red beans and rice. Often, this simple dish is loaded with fat and sodium. Try this reworked recipe that everyone loves! No one will ever know it's the 'healthy' version!
My daughters LOVE this!" — Dale Tadlock
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dried red beans
smoked turkey sausage, cut into chunks
finely chopped onions
finely chopped green bell pepper
finely chopped celery
FINALLY, a recipe with the word "healthy" in the title that is really just that! I love that it calls for dry beans instead of canned and water instead of bouillon. My family loved it. A nice, low-sodium meal. I made mine with Simple Truth nitrate and nitrite free sausage. I didn't bother with low-fat turkey sausage because I felt like I could splurge since the rest of the meal was so healthy. Thanks a lot, I will definitely make this my go-to Cajun rice and beans recipe!
I followed the recipe exactly and it was so watery and very, very bland. Will not be making it ever again!
I agree with the other review that it was extremely watery. I cooked it for about two hours instead of just the hour it called for. It was pretty tasteless, probably because it was so watery. I won't be making this again.
I just made this and followed the recipe exactly and it was way to watery. Flavor is ok but seems lacking still. If saice wasnt a bust would have made again. My little ones liked it.
I used lower fat Hillshire Farms Chicken Hardwood Smoked Sausage instead of turkey sausage. It did take longer than 30 minutes to cook the liquid down, but the end result was a very tasty red beans and rice dish. The 1 tsp cayenne gave this dish a mild to medium heat, so if you like "spicy," keep your bottle of hot sauce nearby (we gave it a good shake or two).
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Healthy Red Beans and Rice
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 25
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