I – Italian Beans & Rice

Italian Beans & Rice

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During the A-Z Blog Challenge I will bring Dave Ramsey Fans recipes from across the web and around the world that contain BEANS and RICE. As part of the challenge I would love for you to share a link to your favorite budget friendly recipe that starts with the letter of the day.


Italian Beans & Rice

From Hillbilly Housewife


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 dash hot pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 15 ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • 3 cups cooked (1 cup dry) white beans like great northern or navy beans (2 – 15 ounce cans of beans will make 3 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon dry parsley
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon basil (optional)
  • Cooked brown rice


  • Put your rice on to cook before you begin this recipe. I use 1-1/2 cups of brown rice and 3 cups of water. For the beans I cook a cup of them earlier in the day, so they are plenty tender by suppertime.
  • Begin by chopping your onion and celery. Heat the oil in a 3 quart pot. Add the garlic, onion, celery and hot pepper flakes. Saut� until the onion is tender and fragrant and the celery is bright green. Add the undrained tomatoes and 3 juicy cups of cooked beans. Stir it all up. Add the parsley and the basil if you are using it. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Serve over the brown rice.
  • If your beans weren’t salted and if you use no-salt-added tomatoes, you will need 1 teaspoon of salt for this dish. Otherwise, salt to taste. If the tomatoes and beans are both already salted, you probably won’t need to add any additional salt.
  • Makes 6 servings. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and extra hot pepper flakes at the table.

Please see actual website for pictures and detailed instructions – Hillbilly Housewife

Please share your favorite recipes and enjoy the A-Z Challenge.


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