A common bean Phaseolus vulgaris cultivated in many varieties for its edible seeds and pods.
Island Red Beans
Cilantro, chiles and garlic add rich flavor to kidney beans in this Puerto Rican staple. Leftovers are wonderful reheated for lunch.
Kidney Bean and Rice Salad
Apple and avocado freshen the taste of this hearty salad. Bottled Thousand Island dressing provides the base for a tangy topper.
Big Irv Favre's Red Beans and Rice
Smoked sausage and ham make this a hearty main dish. It's perfect for a potluck--just transfer the mixture to a slow cooker.