Fully Loaded Red Beans & Rice

Jen Hurta

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@powderpuff1812

Really enjoy red beans and rice as a staple meal. Be sure to keep the water line above the beans!


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Serves:

8 or more

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

5 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2
bellpeppers
3 to 4 rib
celery
1
onion
2 to 3 Tbsp
minced garlic
3
bay leafs
1 box
chicken broth
1 bag(s)
red kidney beans light or dark
1
water add as needed
1 pkg
salt pork
1 bag(s)
chopped ham
1 Tbsp
cajun seasoning
2 tsp
parsley
1 to two s dash(es)
pepper
1 bag(s)
5 minute white rice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Get a large pot. Pour entire box of chicken broth in. Set on stove on medium low.
2
Place beans in bowl of water and set aside.
3
Wash and dice or chop all vegetables. Add garlic, celery, onion, bell pepper to pot.
4
Sift through beans. Pull out the bad looking ones. Watch out for small debris. Add cleaned beans to pot. Discard bean water.
5
Cut salt pork into cubes. Use as much or as little as you want. I usually get 1 to 2 pounds of it. Add to pot.
6
Add ham to pot. I get the fully cooked version.
7
Add spices to pot. Add bay leaves. Stir.
8
Keep heat at medium until gently boiling. You will need to stir the pot several times.
9
VERY IMPORTANT: Add water as needed and you will need to add it off and on. I add somewhere between 6 and 7 cups as I cook it.
10
After a few hours of gently boiling, check beans for plumping. If they look plump, reduce heat and cover for 2 hours.
11
Beans will be fully cooked when they can be mashed and are no longer hard. Broth will be thickened.
12
For rice:

I like to add mine in the pot at the end to suck up all the broth. I throw in a bag and let it cook for however long the package says. Five minute rice is quick and easy.

If you wish to have rice as a side and not in the beans, make as directed in another pot or bowl.
13
Serve when done!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Pork
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Hashtags: #rice, #ham, #red beans, #pork