Easy Red Beans and Rice

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Easy Red Beans and Rice / Bev Cooks

I’d almost completely forgotten about red beans and rice. Erased from my mind, thrown into a large bag and burned up forever-forgotten. But I love red beans and rice, so I have no idea why I said it like that.

Also, red beans and rice is one of those meals where you have to say it like REDBEANSANDRICE. Or, redbeansandrice if you’re not me. All strung together. Just like cheeseonbread, searsoulet, or leepressonnails.

Redbeansandrice. And sausage. I don’t get why sausage is left out of the title. Red Beans and Rice and Sausage. Or Red Beans and Rice and Kielbasa Sausage. Or just Red Beans and Rice and Kielbasa. Or just Red Beans and Rice and Kielbasa and Some Other Veggies. Don’t you think it such a ring to it?


Easy Red Beans and Rice / Bev Cooks  Easy Red Beans and Rice / Bev Cooks

Whatever. My version is so easy! They’re all pretty easy, but I have to say that to convince you that the decisions made on this blog are supreme to all others, and that you should believe, listen and obey.



Easy Red Beans and Rice / Bev Cooks

But really, it’s so easy. Sear sear sear, simmer simmer simmer, done done done.

And so perfect for these crispy crisp fall evenings by the fire with sweaters, scarves and leepressonnails.

Oh you don’t still wear those?


Easy Red Beans and Rice / Bev Cooks


Easy Red Beans and Rice:

What it took for 4:

* 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 (13.5 oz) package kielbasa sausage, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
* 1 yellow onion, diced
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
* 1 green bell pepper, diced
* 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
* 2 (16 oz) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
* 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
* 1 cup chicken stock
* 2 -3 tsp hot sauce
* a small handful of chopped parsley
* 3 cups cooked white rice
* salt and pepper

Heat the oil in a large sauté pan. Add the kielbasa and sear on both sides until browned, about 7 minutes total.

Add the onion, garlic, celery, green bell and jalapeno pepper. Sauté for a bit, tossing the pan around until the veggies are slightly tender and aromatic. Add the beans, tomatoes, chicken stock and hot sauce. Toss everything together, season with a pinch of salt and pepper and simmer for about 5 minutes. Taste it. YAS.

Serve over white rice and garnish with parsley! Add more hot sauce if you like. You will like.

Easy Red Beans and Rice / Bev Cooks


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14 Responses to Easy Red Beans and Rice

  1. Sune Moolman October 14, 2014 at 7:59 am #
    Redbeansandrice? I'm all over it for tomorrow night. Tonight = friedfishandchips. :)
  2. Amanda October 14, 2014 at 8:41 am #
    Great meal! One of our favorites, gonna try it your way :)
  3. Sues October 14, 2014 at 8:45 am #
    This is fall perfection!
  4. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl October 14, 2014 at 8:50 am #
    I booked us an appointment next Thursday so that we can get our light pink leepressonnails done before the conference Friday.
  5. Jessica | Saucy Pear October 14, 2014 at 9:12 am #
    For a delicious one pan meal, I would probably dance like a puppet... at least until it was time to eat. Then all bets are off! :)
  6. Paula - bell'alimento October 14, 2014 at 9:46 am #
    I'm all for one pot meals! Bring on the rice and beans Mamma.
  7. Anna @ Bashful Bao October 14, 2014 at 10:10 am #
    The animated version on Robin Hood! Love that movie and this dish!
  8. Millie l Add A Little October 14, 2014 at 12:24 pm #
    Simple comfort food is sometimes the best!
  9. Katie Deeee October 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm #
    Yes, the animated version of Robin Hood! I'm super chuffed with myself that I knew this one! (For once.)
  10. Arika M. October 15, 2014 at 7:12 pm #
    You mean leepressonnails are no longer a thing?
  11. Natalie October 18, 2014 at 7:23 pm #
    Now I am hungry and need these in my life. Goodness I love rice and beans, (what Dominican doesn't) but love the kielbasa addition, perhaps the chorizo in my fridge will work… xo Natalie
  12. Meghan December 30, 2014 at 12:38 am #
    Quick question, I can't easily get kielbasa in AUS. What would be a good substitute?
    • Bev Weidner December 30, 2014 at 6:31 am #
      I think andouille would be a perfect substitute! Can you find that?


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