Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Total Time
5hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 hrs

I found this recipe in a Cooking Light book back in 2005. I have used this recipe so many time that the book is falling apart. You just throw it toghter and forget about it. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 12 ingredients in an electric slow cooker.
  2. Cover with lid;cook on high-heat setting for 5 hours.
  3. Discard bay leaf, stir in salt.
  4. Serve over rice, sprinkle with green onions.
Most Helpful

Yes, this is the same recipe I have from Cooking Light, and it is very good. Simple, but the flavors are so good together after slow cooking for a long time.

alohanoa December 04, 2011

This recipe re-surfaced on CL's top favorite slow cooker recipes recently. It received some mixed ratings there, but we loved it. I used low-sodium chicken broth instead of water - some have suggested using V-8. I misread the recipe and used only smoked turkey sausage -about 3/4 of a 14 ounce package. We don't eat beef or pork, so I guess I read what I wanted to read! In spite of the recipe's title, we used egg noodles instead of rice - for no particular reason. Very tasty dish with a bit of hotness.

GreytGreyhounds October 21, 2011