"STAR" QUALITY RED BEANS & RICE

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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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 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)

How to Make "STAR" QUALITY RED BEANS & RICE

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.

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About "STAR" QUALITY RED BEANS & RICE

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




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