Cajun Red Beans and Rice
Cuisine: American
Author: Epicurus.com Kitchens
Ingredients
  • 1 pound (2 Cups) dried pinto beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, optional (according to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 Cups finely chopped celery
  • 1 1/2 Cups finely chopped onions
  • 1 1/2 Cups finely chopped green pepper
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoons Cayenne pepper
The Rice
  • 4 Cups uncooked rice (medium or long brown)
Instructions
  1. Cover beans with water and soak overnight. Drain and rinse before cooking. Combine beans with 5 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add another 4 cups water and add celery, onion, bell pepper, bay leaves, and remaining ingredients.
  3. Cook until beans are tender and begin breaking up.
  4. Cook the rice.
  5. Mound 3/4 cup rice on plate and spoon generous serving of beans around or over the rice.
Notes
Brown rice takes much longer to cook than white rice.
Recipe by Epicurus.com Recipes at https://www.epicurus.com/food/recipes/cajun-red-beans-and-rice/4195/