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N – New Orleans Red Beans & Rice

New Orleans Red 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.

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New Orleans Red Beans & Rice

From Chef Toni’s Cooking Adventures

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion , diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 (16 ounce) can reduced sodium chicken broth
  • Bay leaf
  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 3 (15 1/2 ounce) can of small red beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 pound reduced-fat smoked sausage sliced into bite size pieces
  • 6 cups hot cooked rice, white or brown

INSTRUCTIONS

n a large pot, warm the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic and saute until they are soft and tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in the broth, bay leaf, thyme and beans and bring mixture to a boil. Leaving the pot on the stove, partially mash the bean mixture with a potato masher or the back of a wooden spoon, leaving most of the beans whole. Stir in the sausage, then cover the pot and reduce the heat to medium- low.

Simmer the mixture, covered for 10 minutes, then uncovered for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the bay leaf, and serve the beans over hot rice.

Please see actual website for pictures and detailed instructions – Chef Toni’s Cooking Adventures

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

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J – Jamaican Rice and Peas

Jamaican Rice and Peas

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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Jamaican Rice and Peas

From Jamaica Travel and Culture

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups of rice
  •  1 can of tinned or 1 cup of fresh red peas (either kidney beans or pigeon peas)
  •  5 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  •  1 uncut scotch bonnet pepper (1 jalapeno pepper may be used as a substitute)
  •  3 Scallion (spring onions may be used as a substitute)
  •  1 tin (or one cup) of coconut milk
  •  1 teaspoon of salt
  •  1 teaspoon of black pepper
  •  2 sprigs of fresh thyme (2 teaspoons of dried thyme may be used as a substitute)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • If you are using fresh peas then wash these
  • Pour on three cups of water and leave to soak overnight (nb – there is no need to do this if you are using tinned peas)
  • Crush the garlic and add to seven cups of boiling water
  • If you are using fresh peas add them now and boil for 45 minutes.
  • You can test to see if the peas are cooked by crushing them against the lid of the pot. (If they crush easily, you are ready to move on to the next step) NB – If you are using tinned peas jest add them to the pot and move straight on to the next step.
  • Add your coconut milk, rice, salt, black pepper and thyme to the mix.
  • Crush the scallion (do not chop) and add this. Also add the uncut scotch bonnet pepper, nb – the pepper remains uncut so as to not make the rice spicy, just give it a subtle peppery flavour.
  • The Rice and Peas should be ready after about 40 minutes (exact cooking time will depend on the brand of rice used).
  • The Rice and Peas is now ready to serve!

Please see actual website for pictures and detailed instructions – Jamaica Travel and Culture

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

One Pot Rice and Bean Soup

Available on Amazon.com – “72 Ways to Prepare Beans & Rice…and LOVE IT!!!: Cookbook for Dave Ramsey Fans

This weeks recipe is for One Pot Rice and Bean Soup posted by Angela at Working on Working Mom.

One Pot Rice and Bean Soup

Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bunch of kale, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried ginger
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp Better Than Bouillon
  • 2 cans black beans
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 cups instant rice
 Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large soup pot
  2. Add red pepper, kale, and spices
  3. Cook until red pepper is tender and kale is wilted
  4. Add Better Than Bouillon and beans
  5. Once Bouillon is integrated add water and bring to a boil
  6. Add instant rice and let boil for ten minutes
  7. Reduce heat and simmer for another ten minutes
  8. Set aside and let cool slightly before serving
  9. Optional: add shredded mozzarella to each serving

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