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Hearty Red Beans & Rice

Hearty Red Beans & Rice

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Red beans and rice provide the base for flavorful ingredients like smoked sausage, ham and chopped vegetables, in this easy-to-make dish that's ready in an hour.

serves 8 people

Ingredients

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  • 2

    tablespoons canola oil

  • 1

    large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)

  • 1

    small red or green pepper, chopped (about 1/2 cup)

  • 1/4

    cup chopped celery

  • 3

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 8

    ounces ham, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 3 1/2

    ounces (1/4 of a 14-ounce package) smoked pork sausage, cut into thin slices

  • 1

    bay leaf

  • 1/2

    teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • 1

    cup Swanson® Chicken Broth or Swanson® Chicken Stock

  • 2

    cans (about 15 ounces each ) kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1/8

    teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/4

    teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2

    cups long grain white rice, prepared according to package directions (about 6 cups)

  • 4

    green onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)

  • 1

    dash hot pepper sauce

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How to Make It

Heat the oil in a 6-quart saucepot over medium heat. Add the onion, green pepper, celery and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in the ham, sausage, bay leaf and thyme. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Stir the broth, beans, cayenne pepper and black pepper in the saucepot and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbling.  Remove and discard the bay leaf. Spoon the bean mixture over the rice. Top with the green onions and hot sauce.
Step 1

Heat the oil in a 6-quart saucepot over medium heat. Add the onion, green pepper, celery and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in the ham, sausage, bay leaf and thyme. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.

Step 2

Stir the broth, beans, cayenne pepper and black pepper in the saucepot and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbling.  Remove and discard the bay leaf.

Step 3

Spoon the bean mixture over the rice. Top with the green onions and hot sauce.

Recipe Tips

  • Ingredient Note: While the bay leaf infuses wonderful flavor into this dish, it is important to remove it before serving. Even after cooking, bay leaves are too tough to eat.
  • Easy Substitution: You can substitute Swanson® Beef Broth or Beef Stock for the Swanson® Chicken Broth or Stock in this recipe.
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Swanson® Chicken Stock

Swanson® Chicken Stock

Swanson® Chicken Broth

Swanson® Chicken Broth

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Gregory D.

    May 24, 2011

    Hearty Red Beans & Rice

    Made it for a friend in England. He likes beans, I don't. But I found this had to be one of the best tasting recipes I've had in a long time. He thought so too and is now passing it around to his family. Great.

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  • Joe M.

    April 14, 2011

    Hearty Red Beans & Rice

    The whole family loved it! I used brown rice, but otherwise followed the recipe and it was a huge hit! I'll make this often.

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  • ayish2000

    May 1, 2009

    Hearty Red Beans & Rice

    I made this with smoked turkey kielbasa because I don't like ham. And I used saffron rice. Delish!

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  • agatela

    September 29, 2005

    Hearty Red Beans & Rice

    Family found it average tasting. Consistancy left something to be desired. Overall presentation was bad.

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