Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice Authentic Cajun flavor! I grew up in Louisiana and love red beans and rice; these are just like I remember. Serve with hot sauce for a little kick. My family loved to splash a little cider vinegar in each bowl.

prep: 25 mins cook: 3 hrs 5 mins additional: 8 hrs total: 11 hrs 30 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 8 servings


  • 1 pound dry kidney beans
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 pound andouille sausage, sliced
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups long grain white rice


    Step 1

    Rinse beans, and then soak in a large pot of water overnight.

    Step 2

    Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic in olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes.

    Step 3

    Rinse beans, and transfer to a large pot with 6 cups water. Stir cooked vegetables into beans. Season with bay leaves, parsley, thyme, Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, and sage. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 2 1/2 hours.

    Step 4

    Stir sausage into beans, and continue to simmer for 30 minutes.

    Step 5

    Meanwhile, prepare the rice. Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve beans over steamed white rice.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 630 calories; protein 24g; carbohydrates 79.1g; fat 24.2g; cholesterol 32.9mg; sodium 603.9mg.


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