Red Beans and Rice Recipes

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September 29, 2012

finished soup with chipsThis hearty crockpot soup is easy to make and delicious!


Total Time: 5-6 hours


  • 2 (15 oz.) cans small red beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz.) can corn, drained
  • 3/4 cup brown rice
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne powder
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tomato, chopped
bean soup ingredients


  1. Empty one can of beans into the crockpot and mash them with a fork.
  2. mash beans
  3. Chop onion and add to crockpot.
  4. add onions
  5. Add other can of beans and can of corn. Then add brown rice.
  6. add more beans
    add corn
    add brown rice

  7. Pour in vegetable broth.
  8. add vegetable broth
  9. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, and cumin. Stir to combine.
  10. add cumin
    stir to combine
  11. Turn crockpot to LOW and cook for 5-6 hours, or until rice is cooked. You can cook it a little longer on HIGH to thicken your soup to whatever consistency that you like.
  12. cooked soup in crockpot
  13. Chop tomato and garnish your soup with it. It tastes great with tortilla chips!
  14. finished soup

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June 6, 2011

This is super quick and easy, especially if you use leftovers. You can change the ingredients easily, use different beans, sausage, or salsa, and add in what you want.

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August 24, 2010

It's quick, practically cooks itself on those nights when you just don't have the time or energy, and the whole family loves it!

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May 6, 2008

Serve with hot cooked rice and plenty of Louisiana hot sauce. Leftovers taste even better the next day! This serves 4 hungry people.

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October 2, 2006

Recipe for Homemade Southern Red Beans and Rice, Mary's Favorite. Rinse and sort beans and place into a deep pot, adding water to cover beans plus about an inch or so.


Do not add any seasonings or salt. . .

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April 27, 2005

Place all sauces in bottom of crockpot. Put in 1 can of beans and 1 layer of smoked sausage, cut in bite size pieces and 1/2 of 1 onion (chopped) and red pepper flakes. Continue layering till crockpot is full. Cook for 1 hour on high and 3 hours on low. Stir well and serve over rice.

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October 3, 2012

This video shows you how to make crockpot rice and beans.

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July 11, 2006

I am looking for a recipe for red beans and rice that is comparable to Popeye's Red Beans and Rice.

AnnMel from AR


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July 12, 20060 found this helpful

I know this may be strange, but have you tried Zatarains? The boxed DH's Godfather is from just North of New Orleans, and will only make Jambalaya from a box with Zatarains because it is as close to authentic as you can get!

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By Lainie (Guest Post)
July 12, 20060 found this helpful

If you want to cook dry red beans then use the Zatarain's red bean seasoning mix.

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By Julia (Guest Post)
July 14, 20060 found this helpful

Hi Ann,

This is the way PopEye's make theirs, but it sure
seems a shame as good Red Beans and Rice
are so easy to make from scratch.

Popeye's Red Beans and Rice


2 c Uncle ben's long grain rice (cooked)
1 - 16 oz. can Red chili beans in chili gravy
1 t Chili powder
1/4 ts Cumin
Dash garlic salt

In saucepan, heat beans without letting them boil.
Stir in chili powder, cumin and garlic salt. When
piping hot, add warm rice and gently mix.

Hope this turns out to be what you want.

All the Best,
Julia in Orlando, FL

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By Nicole (Guest Post)
July 20, 20060 found this helpful

How to Cook Everything is my favorite cookbook and has a wonderful recipe for this dish. It makes a big batch and freezes really well, too. The cookbook is by Mark Bittman.

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August 23, 2010

In a pot, bring to a boil the rice, 3 cups of water, chicken bouillon and a dash of salt. After it boils, reduce to a simmer until rice is tender.

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August 23, 2010

Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water 2 inches above beans; let soak 8 hours. Drain well.

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August 23, 2010

Cook rice. Set aside. Slice sausage into 1 inch slices and cook over medium heat about 3-5 minutes until lightly browned.

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