New Orleans Red Beans

10
Servings
11h
Prep Time
3h
Cook Time
14h
Ready In


"This can be more or less spicy according to taste, especially by varying the amounts of cayenne and Tabasco slightly. May be garnished with grated cheese."

Original recipe yields 10 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (389.6 g)
  • Calories 337.1
  • Total Fat - 3.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 380.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 65.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 13.1 g
  • Sugars - 6.9 g
  • Protein - 12.9 g
  • Calcium - 107.4 mg
  • Iron - 5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 37.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Soak beans overnight.

Step 2

Put beans in the 6 cups water, bring to boil, let simmer.

Step 3

Add diced vegetables, garlic, spices, and other ingredients except the rice and its cooking water.

Step 4

Cover and cook for 2½ - 3 hours.

Step 5

Remove bay leaves.

Step 6

When beans are cooked, thicken by removing it from bowl and mashing with an inverted glass. Return mashed, juicy beans to pot.

Step 7

Serve over boiled rice (see below).

Step 8

RICE


Step 9

Step 10

Combine rice with twice its volume of cold water.

Step 11

Bring to a boil over high heat, cover, and boil for 3 minutes or until water level matches level of the rice and small craters appear on the surface.

Step 12

Stir rice thoroughly, making sure no rice sticks to the pan.

Step 13

Cover pan and cook over moderately low heat 15 minutes or until rice grains are soft and have swollen to twice their original volume.

Step 14

Fluff with 2 forks.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.