Big Easy Red Beans N' Rice

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

A solid basic recipe for a "leaner" red beans and rice than the traditional method.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the beans in a large bowl or pot and cover with water by 2 inches. Let soak for 8 hours or overnight. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large pan, render the ham chunks by cooking until the fat becomes liquid, remove ham and place to the side.
  3. In the fat that remains sauté the onion, garlic, celery and parsley.In a large pot, combine the beans, water, meat, bay leaf, salt & pepper.
  4. Bring to slow boil, lower heat to simmer and cook for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally until beans are tender.
  5. Remove bay leaf and serve over rice.


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"This is true Louisiana food and I surely can navigate my way easily around a New Orleans table...and thankfully all By The Grace of God", said as I practically choke on my snorts and giggles.

gailanng February 27, 2011

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