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Red Beans and Rice

Prep:
25 m
Cook:
11 h 5 m
Ready in:
11 h 30 m
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Red beans and rice with sausage is an emblematic dish of Louisiana cuisine!
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INGREDIENTS
Servings: 8
Dry kidney beans 
1 lb
Olive oil 
1/4 cup
Onion 
1, chopped
Green bell pepper, chopped 
1, chopped
Water 
6 cups
Bay leaves 
2
Andouille sausage 
1 lb, sliced
Water 
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
Garlic 
2 tbsps, minced
Celery 
2 stalks, chopped
DIRECTIONS
  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! 
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