Prep 45 mins
Cook 35 mins
This is pure southern soul food. Its been made for generations in my family since the early 1900's. Every area of the south has a version of red rice but I saw that Zaar did not have a recipe quite like this one. I cannot get enough of this southern delight and thought you might like it as well.
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 2 medium onions, diced fine
- 1 bell pepper, diced fine
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 -3 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1 lb bacon, fried and grease held aside
- 1 lb smoked beef sausage
- 3 cups water
- 2 cups raw long grain rice
- 2 tablespoons black pepper
- Fry bacon and remove from the pan:.
- Saute'onions and peppers in the bacon grease;.
- Add tomato paste water salt sugar and pepper.
- Cook uncovered slowly about 5 minutes and then add the rice another 5 minutes until mixture is bubbly then pour into the top section of a rice steamer or you can use a very large Pyrex dish.
- Pour mixture in and add the sausage and crumble up the bacon and mix into the rice mixture.
- Cover and bake for 35- 45 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 degrees or steam in steamer.
- I bake it now days but the family recipe says to steam it.
This was so good - loads of flavor and finishing off the dish in the oven produced great texture in the rice. DH likes spicy dishes but this had way too much heat for even him. We put in only one of the two tablespoons of black pepper and found that we'll have to cut that back to 1/2 a tablespoon next time we prepare this (whimps). Great stuff! Thanks Recipe Barnoness :)
so I just made this awesome rice it came out wonderful I would definitely use this recipe over and over againit has lots of flavor the only thingI changed in the recipe was when the bacon was half done I went ahead and threw in the smoked sausageto make it a little crispy alsoso it wouldn't be so mushy in the rice. It came out great
I made this dish today and my family loved it. I was born and raised in Charleston and this dish felt like home. Loved it!!!