"STAR" QUALITY RED BEANS & RICE

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

Another recipe from my employer, the Indianapolis Star. This recipe is a bit different from many others. Try it!
Photo: otm-inthegalley.blogspot.com


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Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 c
basmati rice
3 c
water
2 can(s)
(15 oz. ea.) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
4 c
vegetable broth
2
apple sage sausages (can buy at whole foods)
2
italian sausages
1 Tbsp
safflower oil
1
white onion, diced medium
6
6-inch celery stalks, diced
4 clove
garlic, minced
1 tsp
chili powder
1 tsp
dried thyme
1
red bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 c
thinly sliced scallions (green onions)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Rinse the rice; then bring rice and water to a boil in a pot with a tight-fitting lid. Reduce heat and simmer until water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
2
In a blender, puree three-quarters of the beans in 4 cups broth until smooth.
3
Cut the sausages into quarters, lengthwise, then crosswise to dice.
4
Heat the oil in a large stew pot over high heat. Add onion and celery and cook, stirring, about 10 minutes. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes more. Add sausage, chili powder, thyme, bean puree, remaining beans and bell pepper. Cook for 10-15 minutes.
5
Season with salt and pepper. Serve over the rice, garnished with scallions.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pork
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #Protein, #tasty, #fiber