Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

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MIAMI BEACH 1

"Authentic Cajun flavor! I grew up in Louisiana and love red beans and rice, these are just like I remember. Serve with Tabasco sauce for a little kick. My family loved to splash a little cider vinegar in each bowl."

Ingredients

11 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 630 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 630 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 24.2 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 79.1g
  • 26%
  • Protein:
  • 24 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 604 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Rinse beans, and then soak in a large pot of water overnight.
  2. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper, garlic, and celery in olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Rinse beans, and transfer to a large pot with 6 cups water. Stir cooked vegetables into beans. Season with bay leaves, cayenne pepper, thyme, sage, parsley, and Cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 2 1/2 hours.
  4. Stir sausage into beans, and continue to simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the rice. In a saucepan, bring water and rice to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve beans over steamed white rice.
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Cajun-country reviewer here to say this is about as authentic as it gets, though technically a Cajun home cook doesn't use recipes or measurements. According to Louisiana tradition this would b...

The andouille is a MUST for this to be authentic, Jacob's world famous andouille ships and is worth it when you can't get it locally. Also try vegetable oil instead of olive oil, it gives a diff...

Everyone loved this. We made it vegetarian-friendly... instead of water, I used veggie broth; instead of sausage, I used veggie sausage crumbles. You couldn't even tell because there are so ma...