Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Red Beans and Rice

Here is a really easy recipe you cook in the crockpot. It is so simple and tasty!! I found this recipe over at Our Best Bites. I have made these beans twice since I found the recipe about a month ago. I really recommend you trying them especially on a day when you need to put something in to cook in the morning and be ready when you get home.

Kate's Red Beans and Rice~adapted from Our Best Bites

1-1lb bag dry red beans
6 cups water
5 chicken bouillon cubes
1 lb Hillshire farms smoked sausage, chopped (you can omit this or use less but we like the full pound in ours)
1 onion,chopped
1 T. minced garlic
1 tsp cajun or creole seasoning
3/4 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp corriander
3/4 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning

Combine all ingredients in a crockpot and cook on high for 5 hours or until beans are tender. Before you are ready to eat bring 4 cups water to a boil in a saucepan, then add 2 cups rice. Bring back to a boil, stir, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Pour beans over top of rice like so:

We like to sprinkle with a little grated cheese and mix it all together Like this:

Enjoy!! Until next time have a great time cooking!!


Donna-FFW said...

This sounds absolutely delicious.. I am so going to try this..

Coleen's Recipes said...

I LOVE beans and rice together + the crockpot makes this one irresistable. Thanks for sharing the recipe.