Louisianna Red Beans and Rice..... A Healthier Recipe
Author: Alisa Rhinehart
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of cooked long grain brown rice
  • 1 can of organic kidney beans, rinsed and drained (I used Eden Organic brand)
  • 1 Tbsp. of organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium organic Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 organic green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 organic celery stalks, chopped fine
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup of organic chopped tomatoes (I use Pomi brand)
  • ½- 1 cup of organic chicken broth (May need a bit more or less)
  • 1 package of Bilinski's Cajun Style Andouille, chicken sausage, sliced into ½ inch rounds
  • 1 Tbsp. of organic Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tsp. of cayenne
  • 1 tsp. of thyme leaves (or a bit less if you prefer)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. of fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 3 scallions, chopped – both white and green parts
  • Real Salt or sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • Frank’s hot sauce…as much as you like
Instructions
  1. Cook long grain brown rice according to directions on the stove top or place in a rice cooker.
  2. In a 3 quart pan, heat olive oil over medium to high heat. Add onion, green pepper, garlic and celery and sauté 5-8 minutes, stirring often until vegetables are tender and softened.
  3. Reduce heat and add in cayenne, thyme, bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce, chopped tomatoes and ¼ cup of chicken broth. Stir well and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add kidney beans and sausage and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add cooked rice to the pan and the remaining chicken broth. (Add only enough chicken broth to get mixture to the right consistency.) Mix all ingredients well.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste and simmer on low for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Remove the bay leaves and discard.
  8. Place in serving bowls and garnish with scallions. Add hot sauce if you like.
  9. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Southern Girls Eat Clean at http://southerngirlseatclean.com/?p=1253