Red Beans and Rice Recipe -
Red Beans and Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Red Beans and Rice

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"A quick and easy recipe using many of the staples you have on hand. Serve with your favorite cornbread."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Bring the rice and water to boil in a pot. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and green bell pepper, and cook until tender. Stir in sausage, and cook until evenly browned. Mix in beans and tomatoes, and continue cooking until heated through. Serve skillet mixture over the rice.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 26, 2006

This recipe is quick and easy but needed a little seasoning to make it 5 star. I added 1 tsp. chili powder, 1/2 tsp. cumin and 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper to give it some extra flavor. Used Portuguese sausage and my family loved it. Great for busy nights with little time to cook. Might try diced tomatoes with jalepenos next time. Overall very good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 08, 2012

I felt there weren't enough beans compared to the sausage, the rice servings are skimpy, and it definitely needed some sort of flavor boost. I would throw some minced garlic in with the onion and pepper saute, and also add some Cajun or Creole seasoning for next time. Smoked sausage is great, but it doesn't provide enough flavor to carry the whole dish on its own.

Mar 28, 2007

This was sooo good!! I followed some of the advice of the reviewers, and changed the recipe some. I'm so glad I made this! My changes: skipped the onion, sauteed a little bit of frozen diced green pepper. It seemed like a lot of sausage for just 1 can of kidney beans, so I used 2 cans of light red kidney beans. I used 1 can of petite diced tomatoes, drained the can into the pan and only used half of the tomatoes (my preference). I added the following seasonings while everything was simmering: garlic powder, creole seasoning, cayenne pepper and oregano. I can't wait to have leftovers for dinner this evening! Yum!

Mar 01, 2006

I used long grain brown rice,olive oil (instead of butter) and low-fat chicken sausage..this was fantastic (and very healthy)

Jul 14, 2005

This recipe was good, I added some parsley, cayenne pepper, thyme, sage and some cajun seasoning that another recipe suggested. I also used a red pepper instead of a green pepper and it was great. A big hit! Really good served with Corn Bread.

Jun 27, 2006

i made this recipe to complement the johnsonville louisiana andouille-style sausage i had (or vice versa) and was pleased with the results. we like our spicy foods spicy so we stirred in 1 tsp. chili powder, 1/2 tsp. cumin & 1/4 tsp. cayenne into the sauce. this dish also went well with brown rice. thanks diane!

Sep 01, 2006

Fast, easy, and good. I used a whole pepper instead of 1/2. I wish I had read the other reviews and added a bit more seasoning. Makes great left-overs!

Feb 28, 2006

Great recipe, my wife and I enjoyed it very much and will make it again. I used a can of diced tomatoes and green chiles which added some good spice.


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  • Calories
  • 531 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 28.4 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 5.7 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 23.9 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 1421 mg
  • 57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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