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new orleans red beans and rice

i need a good recipe! and preferably by tonight. i cant find anything worth anything on the net. anyone got a tried and true recipe they wanna share. pleeeaase!

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Asked by windowgirl at 1:40 PM on Jan. 20, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Do you have a "Popeyes" fried chicken in your area. Their redbeans and rice are delicious and so is their fried chicken. :)
    As far as a recipe...sorry...I would go that route.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:43 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • Check out They have lots of recipes for it. Just type in red beans and rice. Read the reviews to help you decide which one and to get ideas on how to modify the original recipe.

    Answer by M2Mommy at 2:02 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • Ham hocks, which are reasonable at most markets, are placed in the oven for several hours so that the fat drains out. There's your rendering. As for the beans, find red beans (they're smaller than kidney beans) in two 15-ounce cans. If you're having trouble tracking down red beans, red kidney beans will substitute just as well .

    2 pounds smoked ham hocks
    2 15-ounce cans red beans
    1/2 cup water
    1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    dash garlic powder
    dash onion powder

    2 1/4 cups water
    1/4 cup butter
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 cup converted rice

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:13 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • 1. First you must render the fat from the smoked ham hocks. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place the ham hocks in a deep pan. Cover pan with foil and bake for 4 to 5 hours or until 1/4 cup of fat has rendered from the hocks.

    2. Combine 1/4 cup pork fat with one 15-ounce can red beans plus liquid in a medium saucepan. Add 1/2 cup water, brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Use a potato masher to smash beans into a paste-like consistency. Add entire contents of remaining can of beans to the mixture and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:13 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • 3. Prepare rice for 4 servings. For Uncle Ben's converted rice you bring 2 1/4 cups water to a boil. Add 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add 1 cup of rice, reduce heat to low and simmer rice for 20 minutes or until tender.

    4. To prepare each serving scoop 1 cup of beans into a bowl. Add 1 cup of rice on top of the beans and serve.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:13 PM on Jan. 20, 2009


    This site has many different red beans and rice recipes. :)

    1 quart (4 cups) dried red beans
    2 quarts water
    1 pound ham or salt pork
    1 carrot, chopped
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 bay leaf
    pepper, to taste
    salt, to taste
    Soak the beans overnight in cold water; drain. Heat the beans in about 2 quarts of water, add all ingredients except salt, and boil for at least 2 hours. When beans are tender, mash them up a bit. Serve on white boiled rice with meat and vegetables on top.
    Serves 10 to 12

    Answer by Bmat at 2:21 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • Terrible of me, but I always just buy the boxed Zatarains brand and spruce it up a little. I make it according to directions, but add in the cheese filled little smokies. Then I top with onions and cheese. Cheating, yes.....but GOOD!

    Answer by Nika75 at 1:00 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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