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I was very pleasantly surprised with this dish! I've never had red beans and rice before and never really desired to try it; but it was requested to try to find a recipe that we might like. Baby Kato's picture made me want to try this one. I made exactly as written and had wonderful results. This was not spicy at all. I only had one kid who didn't care for it, but she ate it anyway. I topped it with cheddar cheese only as I was out of green onions. This may be hard to believe, but I have never, never worked with dry beans of any type before. So when the first step said to sort beans, I was asking myself, "what am I sorting for?" After a quick Google, I found out that there can be foreign material in with the dry beans such as rocks or dirt. You also want to dicard any shriveled or mysterious looking bean. So for those that may be like me and never knew this; there you go! Although, there is a high chance that I might be the only one out there. :) Thanks for sharing this wonderful dish. We will make this again! Oh yeah; we didn't have any gas issues with this either. That was another pleasant surprise. I had the Beano ready just in case, though. :)

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5hungrykids March 31, 2010

One of the many things I miss about working in Downtown Houston is eating this meal at Treebeards in the old church building. If you ever make it downtown...Treebeards is not to be beat! I make this all the time and we love it. I actually own a Treebeards Cookbook...love it...and the only difference in your posting is that the cookbook says to round the teaspoons of thyme and oregano. I personally do two additional things: one I add a hamhock when I add the onions and I Don't stir them very much, just let them cook. YUM!!!

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MandMandB's Mommy December 18, 2010

This is my family's favorite red beans and rice recipe! My boys hate pretty much everything, but are super happy when I make this. To make this dish even easier, I throw all the ingredients in a slow cooker for the day. The beans have been pre-soaked, and I use brown rice. Thanks PanNan!

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caroline February 11, 2011

One of the best beans that I have ever had. So glad to have found it and learned about Not stirring them alot. I think I stirred them a total of 4 times.

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Onebolf October 11, 2010

I made these using black beans instead of red kidney beans because that's all I had in the pantry, and they came out fantastic! I wouldn't change a thing.

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bstotter March 10, 2011

This was amazing! I'm on vacation in south carolina and wanted to try this with FRESH shrimp so I only added 1/2 pound of smoked sausage and then added 1/2 of fresh shrimp! also didn't bring oregano or garlic powder with me but did have some creole seasoning so I added 1.5 tsp of that. My husband and I devoured it!

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cookin_nurse May 03, 2010

Terrific inexpensive and easy meal. I used smoked turkey wings(put them in at the beginning and took them out just before service, pulled the meat off the bones and chopped it, then returned it to the pot). Served this over brown rice. Everyone really enjoyed this supper dish. Thanks for posting this.

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mickie49 August 23, 2008

I have always loved red beans and rice. After I married my husband who is from New Orleans it has been a staple meal. We LOVE this recipe and so does his other fam. from N.O. Only thing I do differently is add a ham bone or at least a good chunk of ham to cook with the the beans. I also use red beans in place of kidney. So easy too! I throw it all together and when we get home for work its done.

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Brown Melly October 18, 2010

Wow! This is just a red beans recipe but, wow, it is really good. It has a wonderful depth of flavor! The only thing I ran into was a need to add more water. I wound up adding an additional 2 cups but in retrospect I think I only should have added 1 cup. Next time I'll try that! THanks for the wonderful recipe!!!!

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jennyblender May 29, 2010

This was so good! My husband had never had Red Beans and Rice and he was pleasantly surprised. I used 2 cans of kidney beans and added extra water and about a cup and a half of rice to my crock-pot. I was gone for the evening and wouldn't have been able to prepare he rice separately. I also substituted 1/2 a tsp of salt with seasoning salt to cut the sodium a little. This was delicious and one of the best Red Bean and Rice recipes I have ever had! Thanks.

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Flautatime February 03, 2010
Treebeard's Red Beans (And Rice)