Red Beans and Rice (Vegetarian)

Total Time
Prep 6 mins
Cook 45 mins

A veggie, and slightly spicy version of red beans and rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Cook the brown rice. Add the 1/2 can of light red beans (including liquid) to the cooked rice and set to one side.
  3. Melt the butter and add all the remaining ingredients (excluding the rice with 1/2 can of beans).
  4. Simmer the bean mixture for 45 minutes.
  5. Stir every 10 mins or so and mash the light red beans with the back of a wooden spoon (you don't have to mash them all, just be sure to give those beans a good mashing!).
  6. After 45 mins remove from the heat and add the cooled cooked rice and the additional 1/2 can of beans mixture.
  7. Stir it all together until the rice is warmed through again and serve.
  8. Reheats really well if you would like to make this ahead of time.
  9. Serves 2 as a main course or 4 as a side.
Most Helpful

This cooked way quicker than 45 mins so watch it closely. Very easy and good. I don't always have money for the sausage so this is super budget friendly! I made mine without the red pepper flakes and only 2 t. of the black pepper and it was still too spicy for my little kids, so adjust the spice if you have little ones.

Jen G7 June 06, 2013