Recipes Red Beans and Rice

If you like cajun red beans and rice, I got the perfect recipe for you. It’s easy to make and very delicious. You don’t even have to make the rice because it will be in all one pot. So gather up the ingredients and let’s get cooking.

1 pound of kidney beans
1/2 of a medium onion diced
1 clove of garlic minced or 1/3 teaspoon of diced garlic in a jar
1 large fresh jalapeno pepper with stem removed
2 links of the Savory brand boudin
1/2 pound of bacon cut into two inch pieces
2 tablespoons of butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon of dried whole basil
1 teaspoon of dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon of creole seasoning like Tony Chachere’s
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon of black pepper

Directions:

Take your rinsed beans and put them in a large pot with hot water 2 inches above the beans. Cover and bring to a boil on high heat. Let boil for one minute then stir. Replace the lid, turn off heat and let them sit for 30 minutes.

Bring back to a boil on medium heat, add 3 cups of hot water, and all of the above ingredients except the boudin. Let it boil on medium heat uncovered for 2 and a half hours stirring every now and then to prevent sticking.

Now put the two links of boudin into the pot and cook for 15 minutes. While still cooking, remove the boudin and put them on a plate to cool just enough for easy handling. Remove the casing off the boudin and put the boudin back into the pot. Lower heat to simmer and replace the lid. Let simmer for 30 minutes stirring when needed to prevent sticking. If consistency ever gets too thick add some water.

Let it cool down with the lid off about 20 minutes before serving. Now it’s time to enjoy this delicious Cajun meal.