Friday, July 6, 2012

Red Beans and Rice

One of my favorite easy meals to make and the hubby loves it too!

Red Beans and Rice 
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pkg (14 oz) smoked sausage
  • 1 can red beans
  • Zatarains Creole Seasoning (I use Tony's)
  • Note: I also add garlic powder and/or minced garlic, feel free to add whatever you want!
  1. Add the rice, water, and salt to a sauce pan/pot with a lid.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, then cover & simmer for 15 mins. (I just make white rice in a rice maker separately)
  2. Meanwhile, thinly slice the sausage and drain the juice from the red beans into the sink. 
  3. Add 2-3 tbsp olive oil to a large skillet and begin heating over medium heat. Add the sausage, give a sprinkling of creole seasoning and stir occasionally for about 7 mins until the sausage starts to get sizzly on both sides.  Note: I also added garlic powder and/or some minced garlic.
  4. Add the red beans and stir until warmed through. About this time, your rice should be done or almost done too. Serve the beans and sausage over the rice. Add extra creole seasoning as desired at the table. Serves 2-3.

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