Red Beans and Rice


  • 1 lb. dried red beans
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 4 cloves, garlic, minced
  • 1 1/21 cup diced cooked lean ham
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. red pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 qt. water
  • 4 1/2 cup hot cooked rice (cooked without salt or fat)


Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water 2 inches above beans; let soak 8 hours. Drain well. Coot a Dutch oven with cooking spray; place over medium high heat until hot. Add celery, onion, green onions, green pepper and garlic; saute until tender. Add beans, ham, and remaining ingredients except rice and cook, uncovered, over medium heat, 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaves. Serve bean mixture over rice.

By Robin


Red Beans and Rice

Great recipe. Beans and rice contain complementary amino acids which makes them a complete protein when served together, even without meat.


Whole wheat and milk are another complete protein combination. (06/01/2006)

By Vicka


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