Emeril’s New Orleans-Style Red Beans and Rice

Recipe by lisar
READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over med-high heat. Sauté the onions, bell pepper, celery, salt, cayenne, black pepper and thyme for about 5 minutes. Add the bay leaves, ham and sausage and sauté for 5 to 6 minutes
  • Add the beans, garlic and 10 cups water to the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium, and simmered uncovered, stirring occasionally for about 2 hours.
  • Add more water if the mixture becomes dry and thick.
  • After about 2 hours of initial cooking use a wooden spoon to mash about half of the mixture against the side of pot.
  • Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for about another hour or until the mixture is creamy and the beans are soft.
  • Add more water if it becomes too thick. The mixture should be soupy but not watery.
  • Remove the bay leaves and serve with steamed rice.
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@lisar
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“"Oh yeah, this is it!" - are the words my husband declared when he tried this recipe for red beans and rice. He was craving New Orleans-style red beans and rice and I had never made it before- so this is the recipe I searched for and tried and it was delicious!! The kids thought it was great too. I only made a few small changes to Emeril's, like adding more sausage than the recipe called for and letting a smoked ham hock cook with the beans for the first two hours..other than that everything is the same. This is not a quick meal, but great for a lazy day at home.”