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Charleston Red Rice

Charleston Red Rice created by puppitypup

This is pure southern soul food. Its been made for generations in my family since the early 1900's. Every area of the south has a version of red rice but I saw that Zaar did not have a recipe quite like this one. I cannot get enough of this southern delight and thought you might like it as well.

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  • Fry bacon and remove from the pan:

  • Saute'onions and peppers in the bacon grease;.
  • Add tomato paste water salt sugar and pepper.
  • Cook uncovered slowly about 5 minutes and then add the rice another 5 minutes until mixture is bubbly then pour into the top section of a rice steamer or you can use a very large Pyrex dish.
  • Pour mixture in and add the sausage and crumble up the bacon and mix into the rice mixture.
  • Cover and bake for 35- 45 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 degrees or steam in steamer.
  • I bake it now days but the family recipe says to steam it.
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"This is pure southern soul food. Its been made for generations in my family since the early 1900's. Every area of the south has a version of red rice but I saw that Zaar did not have a recipe quite like this one. I cannot get enough of this southern delight and thought you might like it as well."
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  1. joethomas
    Do you leave in the bacon grease or drain?
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  2. Charleston Cook
    This is definitely Charleston Red Rice like we had as kids growing up here. Delicious, fluffy when you use Basmati. I use Andouille sausage for a zip.
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  3. Jacki D.
    This is not "Charleston" red rice. This is a recipe of The Gullah Geechee people that reside in Charleston.
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  4. Iwanttogototherenow
    Me and rice are not friends, but I followed this recipe and it came out perfectly. The taste is exactly what I remember from my time in Charleston. Only thing I added was shrimp. I layer the bacon then the sausage and then raw shrimp into the Pyrex pan, and then I poured the rice mixture on top. Perfection!
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  5. Kiara S.
    This is how I make my red rice. I live in and was born and raised in Charleston, SC. We usually dont use measurements but I decided to adhere to this recipe to see if it would come out the same. It came out almost identical. I only used rogerwood smoked sausage this time but I usually use bacon and sausage just like the recipe. Now I have a recipe to give when people ask how to make it!
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