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Lone Star Red Beans & Rice

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Lone Star Red Beans & Rice

This recipe comes to us from Tina at Fusion Craftiness

Ingredient

  • 1 lb small red beans
  • 1 Tbs oil
  • 1 small white onion diced small
  • 1 Poblano, diced small
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 Tbs of fresh oregano or 1 tsp dried
  • 2 Tbs of fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tbs of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 lb smoked brisket or other smoked meat
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooked rice

Directions

  • Soak red beans overnight in 6 cups of water. If you don’t have time, bring red beans and water to a boil for 5 minutes in a large pan. Cover and remove from heat, let sit for 1 hour.
  • Saute onions and poblano in a skillet with 1 tbs of oil until onion is translucent and soft. Add garlic and cook for one more minute.
  • Place beans, broth, oregano, thyme, bay leaf, paprika, and sautéed vegetables into a crockpot and cook on low 6 hours.
  • Mash beans with a bean masher or a fork and cook for 1 more hour.
  • Season with salt and pepper as needed, serve over rice.

Please see source website for additional pictures and detailed instructions – Fusion Craftiness

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R – Red Beans and Rice Grits with Eggs and Andouille

Red Beans and Rice Grits with Eggs and Andouille

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Red Beans and Rice Grits with Eggs and Andouille

From Esquire
Chef Lee Richardson, Ashley’s, Little Rock

 

INGREDIENTS

Red Beans

  • 1 lb dry red kidney beans, picked over
  • 2 qt water + 2 qt water + 1 qt chicken stock
  • Vegetable mix (all trimmed, peeled, and chopped):
  • 1 onion
  • 3 ribs celery stalk (with leafy green tops)
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 lb good-quality smoked ham, diced
  • 1 lb smoked ham hocks
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp Creole seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • a dozen turns freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tsp coarse salt

Rice Grits

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter

Have Ready to Serve

  • Poached or loose sunnyside- up eggs
  • grilled Andouille sausage
  • chopped green scallions

INSTRUCTIONS

Red Beans

  • Place the beans and 2 qt water in a small stockpot over high heat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and cover for 30 minutes. Drain the water from the beans and add 2 qt fresh water and the stock along with all other ingredients except the salt. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer; cook for 90 minutes.
  • Add the salt and crush some of the beans with a potato masher. Continue to simmer for another 30 minutes. Remove ham hocks (strip off and return any meat to the pot) and keep beans warm.
  • At this point, you can remove half the red beans, cool, and freeze for future use.

Rice

  • In a clean coffee grinder or small food processor, grind the rice into a meal. Bring the water to a boil with the salt and 1 tbsp of the butter. Slowly whisk the rice meal into the boiling water and continue to whisk until the mixture begins to thicken and spit at you. Lower the heat and continue to stir for about three minutes. Cover and reduce heat to low, cooking until thick and creamy, about 15 minutes. Stir in the remaining butter.

To serve: Ladle about 1 cup beans into a bowl and top with about 1/2 cup rice grits. Top the grits with eggs and serve with a piece of grilled Andouille and some freshly chopped scallions

Please see actual website for pictures and detailed instructions – Esquire

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Q – Quick Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage

Quick Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage

Get the book “72 Ways to Prepare Beans & Rice…And Love It: A Cookbook for Dave Ramsey Fans” on Kindle for $0.99

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.

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Quick Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage

From Andi Mitchell @ Can You Stay for Dinner?

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 ½ cups dry brown rice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 links smoked Andouille pork sausage, each sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, in their own juices
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning (strongly recommended: Tony Chachere’s or Zatarain’s)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves

INSTRUCTIONS

Bring chicken broth and bay leaf to a boil in a small pot. Add the rice, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for about 20-25 minutes if using white rice or about 40 minutes if using brown rice, until the broth has been absorbed into the grains. Turn off the heat and fluff the rice with a fork. Return the lid to cover and set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced sausage rounds and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes, until browned on both sides. Use a slotted spoon to remove the sausage to a plate; cover to keep warm. To the skillet with the rendered sausage fat, add the onion and green pepper and cook, stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes, until tender. Add garlic and stir constantly for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Stir in red beans, diced tomatoes and their juices, salt, black pepper, cayenne, and Creole seasoning. Add the rice, parsley, and thyme. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, to allow flavors to blend. Return the sausage to the pan and stir to combine. Serve immediately.

Please see actual website for pictures and detailed instructions – Can You Stay for Dinner?

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