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The BEST Red Beans and Rice Recipe (with Kidney Beans Recipe)

This BEST Red Beans and Rice Recipe is the Ultimate Cajun Favorite done right!  Insanely flavorful kidney beans with a hint of spice and meaty essence are served over white rice for the perfect Southern creole recipe.  Much better than Popeye's! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun/Creole
Keyword classic recipes, comfort food, traditional food recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 344kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • ½ cup finely chopped bell peppers
  • 3 85g andouille sausage links, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper up to 1/4 tsp but taste later
  • 1 pound dried red beans already soaked overnight and drained
  • Cooked rice to serve with beans

Instructions

  • In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onions, celery and bell peppers and cook about 10-12 minutes or until they begin to caramelize and tenderize. Next add in sausage and brown for about 4-5 minutes. Add in minced garlic and cook for 1 minute making sure not to burn.
  • Turn heat up to medium high and add chicken stock, water, worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, creole seasoning, salt and pepper then stir in red beans.
  • Bring liquid to a boil then turn heat down to low, cover with lid and cook for 2 - 2½ hours until beans are tender and liquid as thickened. Check flavor of beans and season with salt and pepper to taste, stir and turn off heat.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes and allow beans to continue thickening. Serve with rice.

Notes

Really let the flavors of the trinity develop.  This is crucial for adding more flavor to the base of your red beans and rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 682mg | Potassium: 996mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 18.5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 4.5mg