Have you ever had real New Orleans red beans and rice? I love it but do not always have time to soak the beans, etc. So this recipe is a simplified version that can include red, white, black, pinto, or kidney beans! And of course, I like it very spicy!
Even though this is not an elaborate New Orleans red beans and rice recipe, it will still make you think you are sitting outside in a New Orleans cafe enjoying some yummy Cajun food. Since this recipe is almost as good as being there, I thought of a song sung by Louis Armstrong, “Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans,” to remind you to cook up this wonderful recipe every now and then.
- 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans
- 1 can (15.5 ounces) white beans
- 1 ½ pounds hot and spicy sausage
- 3 cups cooked Botan® Calrose rice
- 2 tablespoons water
- Put beans in a colander and run cold water over them to rinse.
- Cook sausage. Drain off grease.
- In a large sauce pan put beans, cooked sausage, and rice.
- Add water. Stir gently.
- Over medium heat, simmer for five minutes or until mixture is hot.
- Serve immediately.