• Quantcast
  • Meet Leah!

    Hi! My name is Leah and I like food! Welcome to my blog about mostly healthy eats! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at leftoversforlunchATgmailDOTcom.

  • June 2011
    S M T W T F S
    « May   Jul »
  • Recent Posts

  • Follow me on Twitter!

  • Advertisements

Louisiana Red Beans & Rice


Confession: I’m pretty sure we have about 50 canned goods in our pantry at the moment.

Not even lying.

And with the impending move, I decided it is probably in our best interest to start eating that down. Luckily, between chana masala and today’s red beans and rice, I’ve already made a pretty good dent on the supply.

Louisiana Red Beans & Rice

  • 3 15-ounce cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tbls olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (scant)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 5 chicken sausage, sliced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  1. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper, garlic, in olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Stir beans and sausage into vegetables. Season with cayenne pepper, thyme, savory, parsley, broth, and Creole seasoning. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the rice. In a saucepan, bring water and rice to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve beans over steamed white rice.


This totally got me craving gumbo and jambalaya so don’t be surprised if you see those in the next few weeks!

4 Responses

  1. Sounds utterly delicious. I’m a bit out of control when it comes to stocking up on tinned food, too. It’s a good idea to whip up dishes like these.

  2. Looks amazing! Do you have a recommended brand of Creole seasoning, or do you make your own?

  3. Looks amazing!

  4. Shhhhh don’t say gumbo too loud. My daughter might hear you and then she’s going to want me to make it. I don’t mind making it but not when it’s 90 degrees outside! The Red Beans & Rice are lookin really good.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: