Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Simple Red Beans and Rice

A staple in our household, my kids and husband absolutely love this meal: crockpot red beans and rice with homemade mac 'n cheese and steamed broccoli.

Mills Family Crockpot Red Beans & Rice

  • 2 cans organic dark red kidney beans  OR 1 lb. bag dried red beans; follow directions for over-night soak or quick-soak
  • 1 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 white onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Adobo seasoning with pepper (found in the Hispanic section of any grocery store
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Preferred sausage (we like smoked turkey sausage) (optional)

For canned beans: Drain the cans mostly and then put all ingredients in the crockpot on high for 3 hours, stirring about halfway through. 
For dried beans: leave the rice out to begin, and let everything else cook on low for about 4 hours. Then add the rice and 2 1/2 cups MORE water, cooking approximately 3 more hours. You do not want the rice to over-cook; so watch it closely as the time gets near.

You will have enough leftovers for an entire meal!

1 comment:

  1. Made this tonight and it was great! Will be putting it in our regular rotation! Thanks! :-)