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Louisiana-Style Red Beans with Aromatic Rice

A Hearty Classic with a Homestyle Twist

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Louisiana-Style Red Beans with Aromatic Rice

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 30 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 40 minutesServings:8 servingsCalories:307 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


Indulge in the comforting flavors of the South with this Louisiana-Style Red Beans with Aromatic Rice recipe. A perfect blend of spices, vegetables, and red beans simmered to perfection, served over a bed of fluffy, fragrant rice, this dish is sure to satisfy your cravings for a hearty and delicious meal.



  1. Cook the Rice: In a medium saucepan, heat water until it reaches a vigorous boil. Carefully add the rice, giving it a quick stir to prevent sticking. Lower the heat to a simmer, cover the saucepan, and let the rice cook for 20 minutes until it’s tender and the water is absorbed.
  2. While the rice is cooking, place the sausage in a spacious skillet and warm it over a gentle heat for 5 minutes, turning occasionally. Introduce the onion, green bell pepper, and garlic to the skillet, and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are softened. Fold in the beans and tomatoes, along with their liquid, into the skillet. Enhance the mixture with oregano, a dash of pepper, and a pinch of salt to taste. Allow the mixture to simmer without a lid for 20 minutes, letting the flavors meld.
  3. To serve, spoon the aromatic bean and sausage mixture over the bed of steamed rice.


  • – Soaking the beans is a traditional step to ensure they cook evenly and reduce cooking time.
    – Adjust the level of spices to suit your taste preference.
    – Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator and make for a great meal the next day.
Keywords:Red Beans, Rice, Louisiana, Easy Recipe, Hearty Meal, Comfort Food

Can I use canned beans instead of dry beans?

Yes, you can use canned beans, but be sure to adjust the cooking time as they are already cooked.

What can I serve with red beans and rice?

This dish is quite filling on its own, but you can serve it with cornbread, a green salad, or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.

How can I make this recipe vegetarian?

Omit the sausage and use vegetable broth or water for added flavor. You can also add more vegetables or a vegetarian protein substitute.

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