Red Beans and Rice
Originally a New Orleans, Louisiana, staple, red beans and rice now takes on a variety of tasty twists. From slow cookerand Cajun recipes to red beans and rice with sausage or vegetarian-style, these easy recipes will be music to your mouth.See Popular Red Beans and Rice Recipes
From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Rice is nice, but it's terrific when blended with a calorie-smart, spicy tomato-based sauce along with red beans, fresh veggies and kielbasa.
They don't call New Orleans the Big Easy for nothing. Life moves at a gentler pace in Louisiana, where folks even take their cooking slow, in order to bring out the best flavors. Red beans and rice is a signature of Creole Louisiana, a dish that was traditionally served on Mondays, acquiring one of its key ingredients--a ham bone--from the baked ham that was customarily eaten on Sundays.
The classic flavors of Cajun country come out to play in this wonderfully simple main dish, perfect for busy weeknights. When buying fresh fish, pay close attention to the smell. Fresh snapper should smell slightly sweet, and a little salty, like clean sea-water. If it smells "fishy" at all, it has turned, and is not safe for consumption.
From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Ready, set, go! With 10 minutes of prep and 5 minutes of cooking, this dish is sure to warm the soul.
Red beans and rice along with Creole seasoning bring a Cajun flair to this red snapper main dish recipe.
Loaded with flavor, this rice and lentil recipe makes a satisfying side dish accompaniment to grilled meats.
Brown rice add fiber to this diabetic-friendly pork and beans side-dish recipe. Skip the salt when cooking the rice to keep the sodium low.
Serve this bean and rice combo as either a main dish or side dish. If you like, stuff the mixture into warm tortillas and serve with salsa.
Smoked sausage and ham make this a hearty main dish. It's perfect for a potluck--just transfer the mixture to a slow cooker.
This is really a rice and beans dish, but in Jamaica, beans are called peas. Mark Henry, the banquet chef at the Pooks Hill Marriott in Bethesda, Maryland, serves this aromatic dish to accompany his Jamaican Jerk Chicken.
Chili powder, hot pepper sauce, and jalapenos provide the spicy heat for this healthy, high-fiber side dish.
This traditional dish tastes even better reheated the next day, making it the perfect party food. You can prepare it ahead, and enjoy your party.