Red Beans and Rice Recipe -
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Red Beans and Rice

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"With red kidney beans, rice, cheese and plenty of spices, this recipe makes a nice version of a classic dish. It can be served as a main dish, and is quite good when accompanied by a salad and some crusty bread."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Cook the rice according to package directions.
  2. Place the ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned and crumbly. Drain well and transfer meat to a large pot over low heat. Add the rice, beans, picante sauce, paprika, chili powder and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir well and let simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in cheese and let simmer for 10 more minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 14, 2003

My husband is a big fan or red beans and rice and loved this dish. It's not quite my style, but I still thought it was good. The servings seemed huge, so I only made half the recipe and it was plenty. I also think I used more red pepper flakes and less paprika.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 01, 2005

This dish does not remotely resemble "classic" red beans and rice.

Dec 14, 2003

I have used this recipe for several potlucks by just adding more rice. I have also cut up kielbasi into bite size pieces instead of ground meat for variety. I find this recipe very good and my bowl is empty before the end of the a potluck dinner!

Jul 12, 2005

This is so simple yet so absolutely delicious. The reason why I love to eat chile! Enjoy with a glass of Rioja!

May 17, 2004

This is the absolute worst recipe i have ever tired.

Aug 27, 2006

Pretty good taste but I wasn't sure I understood the recipe - I used an ENTIRE 14 oz box of Sucess rice and thought that was too much. 3 bags would have been plenty. I also used only 8 oz of cheddar due to the fat factor. I really couldn't taste the beef in this at all - I don't know whether to add more beef or leave it out altogether next time. At any rate, this was quickly consumed by my teenaged boy.

May 30, 2008

Very good! We had it this evening and was absolutely delicious!

Mar 08, 2011

this was sooooo good. wow. thanks so much for the recipe. I only changed it up a bit, but only because of necessity (this was all I had): i used half ground beef and half kielbasa, and I used half red kidney beans and half white kidney beans. Oh, and I omitted the cheese, because I don't have any. I don't think it would need cheese. absolutely delicious!!


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  • Calories
  • 1123 kcal
  • 56%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 99.9 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol
  • 174 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 52.4 g
  • 81%
  • Fiber
  • 12.4 g
  • 50%
  • Protein
  • 58.5 g
  • 117%
  • Sodium
  • 1574 mg
  • 63%

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

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