Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
Designed as a main course for vegetarians, but could easily be a side dish as well. Also, if you have to have your meat, you could add chicken or sausage.
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, squished
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste)
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can red beans
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup white rice
- Heat oil in saucepan. Add celery, green pepper, onion, and garlic. Heat until vegetables are beginning to get soft.
- Add oregano, thyme, and cayenne pepper. Then, add tomato paste and vegetable broth.
- Add red beans, salt, and rice. Let it come to a boil.
- Cover and reduce heat to simmer. Let simmer for about 20-25 minutes.
Oh, I'd give this more than 5 stars if I could!!! Just what the doctor ordered! I did use chicken broth instead of vegetable broth (because that's all I had on hand) and I added 1/2 lb. smoked sausage, cut into 1/4" dices...But this was SO good! And SO easy! Thank you for posting this, Chef! I must add that the tomato paste really made the dish -- different than the others I've tried! YUM! :)