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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/8 cups - Red Beans
  • 1/2 cups - Onion
  • 2 cloves - Garlic
  • 1 leaves - Bay Leaf
  • 3/4 teaspoons - Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons - Fennel Seed
  • 1/2 teaspoons - Red Pepper
  • 2 cups - Brown Rice
  • Directions:

    Combine beans and 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 minutes. Cover and let stand for 1 hour (or, soak beans for 6-8 hours). Drain and rinse.

    Stir in onion, garlic, bay leaf, salt, red pepper, and 3 cups fresh water. Boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 2.5 hours or until beans are tender. Uncover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until a thick gravy forms. Discard bay leaf and serve over rice.

    Brief Description

    A simple red beans recipe; add sausage or ham if you like. Also great served over fried potatoes or brown rice.

    Main Ingredient:

    red beans

    Category:  Vegetarian

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 15 min
    Cook Time: 3 hour(s)

    Notes

    If you want to add meat to this dish, add 1/2 pound smoked pork or ham bone to the beans before cooking, and then add 1/2 pound of smoked sausage before the 15-20 minute simmer. Also tastes great served over cubed, fried potatoes.

    Source

    Melanie Carr

    Posted By:

    mcarr

    Posted On:

    March 7, 2012

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    Comments

    1. MC says:

      Add some Cajun seasoning along with the other seasonings for more of a Creole tasting version.

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