Total Time
5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is from TOH. It gets its spark from cayenne pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. You can use containers or decorated holiday bags with a small bow to give as gifts. Prep time does not include cooking time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine first 10 ingredients and place in ziploc containers. Place beans and rice into separate containers.
  2. TO PREPARE: Place beans in a Dutch oven or soup kettle. Add water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 1 hour.
  3. Drain beans. Return them to the pan. Add seasoning mix, 2 12 cups water and ham hocks. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Remove ham hocks. cut meat into bite sized pieces and return to pan. Add sausage. cover and simmer 30-40 minutes until beans are tender and sausage is heated through. Remove bay leaf.
  5. Meanwhile, combine rice, salt and remaining water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat , cover and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
  6. Spoon into bowls, top with bean mixture. Garnish with parsley if desired.
Most Helpful

5 5

I loved this idea and think it will make a wonderful Christmas gift accompanied with Cornbread Mix. The mix fits perfectly in a 2 quart jar for gift giving. Once I have actually cooked the beans and rice, I'll be back to update my review. Made for *PAC Fall 2009*