I can't seem to make a recipe without adapting it to my tastes, so I won't give stars on this one, only comments. I used only one can of beans, about 3/4lb lean turkey Kielbasa diced, and I skipped the vinegar and sugar. I accidentally drained the beans so I added vegetable broth; and I couldn't resist adding just a couple tablespoonfuls of tomato sauce too -- actually, I used Marinara sauce, which I had on hand. Wow but did it smell heavenly while cooking! This doesn't taste like red beans and rice I've had before, but it was really good! I didn't want to spoil it by adding the rice ;)
I think that I would have given this recipe 5 stars, but I have to value the opinion of my BH. I felt this was a good combination of flavors, and I agree, add more bacon (I used a low-sodium). My BH thought it was a bit dry and thought some tomato sauce would have been nice in this. I suggested some chicken broth instead. Maybe even use extra to cook the rice in for added flavor. We used red beans instead of kidneys and low-fat kilbasa. I enjoyed it and so did my 17 year old son, who's been very picky lately on his dinner choices. I would love to do this again with the extra perks. Thanks for the insperational meal missjuliee!
Being a Michigander, this is a first eating red beans and rice--and they are great. Or at least I thought so...dinner was postponed, so I followed missjuliee's crockpot suggestion. Unfortunately, the aroma and sight of them was too much--hardly enough for anyone else now. Thanks!
This was very good. Easy to fix and the smell of it cooking was making us drool. We only made a couple alterations. Nixed the green pepper(person preference)and we used turkey sausage, and of course being the onion addict that i am, I added more onion. I will make this again and it definately goes in my cookbook. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.
I prepared this last night for our meal. I did need to make one substitution, as I only had 1 can of kidney beans, the other can of beans included lime and jalapenos. This was a recipe that I'll keep on file and enjoy again in the future. Thanks