Servings: 8
Dry kidney beans 
1 lb
Olive oil 
1/4 cup
1, chopped
Green bell pepper, chopped 
1, chopped
6 cups
Bay leaves 
Andouille sausage 
1 lb, sliced
4 cups
White rice 
2 cups
Cayenne pepper 
1/2 tsp
Dried thyme 
1 tsp
Dried sage 
1/4 tsp
Dried parsley 
1 tbsp
Cajun seasoning 
1 tsp
2 tbsps, minced
2 stalks, chopped
Red Beans and Rice
25 m
11 h 5 m
Ready in:
11 h 30 m
  1. Fill a large pot with water. Rinse beans, and soak them in water for 8 hours.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion, bell pepper, minced garlic, and chopped celery. Cook for 4 min.
  3. Rinse red beans. Pour 6 cups of water in a large pot. Transfer the beans to the pot. Then, stir the vegetables into the beans. Add bay leaves, sage, parsley, cayenne pepper, dried thyme, and seasoning. Then, bring it to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer for 2 1/2 hours. Add sausage. Simmer for about half an hour.
  4. While the beans are simmering, bring water and white rice to a boil in a saucepan. Then, cover the saucepan, reduce heat, and allow the rice to simmer for about 20 minutes. Serve the red beans with rice. Enjoy!