Quick ‘n Easy Red Beans and Rice

Posted: May 21, 2014 in Cooking
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I’m mainly posting this here so that I can easily refer to it. I combined two recipes that I found around the interwebz. It’s easy and quick (which I need with kids).


– Two sausage links (I used andouille sausage – like 13.5oz)
– a can of Rotel with green chiles
– Cajun spice (I used about 1.5 Tbsp, but that might be too spicy for some, so then go down to just 1 Tbsp)
– dried onion (to taste)
– one can of light red kidney beans
– one cane of dark red kidney beans
– 2.5 cups of rice
– 2 cups chicken broth
– 1 cup water (or a little more if needed).


1. Slice the sausage (then I cut the slices in half). Brown in the bottom of pot with a little bit of olive oil and dried onion.

2. Add the Rotel and the kidney beans (drained and rinsed).

3. Simmer for about five minutes. 

4. Add rice and liquid, stir. Bring to a boil, then cover tightly, turn down heat to simmer and let it cook until rice is done (about 10-15 minutes). 

Add hot sauce to taste 


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