Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Semi Homemade Red Beans and Rice

Ever since my husband and I started dating back in 2001, he has been talking about how much he loves red beans and rice.  So, the other night I was debating what to make with some kielbasa and decided I didn't really just want to add it to my packaged jambalaya mix so I raided the pantry and whipped this recipe up.  My husband did state that he is not a big fan of whole beans, so I should make it without the beans.  I started laughing and reminded him of all the times he talked about loving red beans and rice.  He then stated, he does love it just not the beans.  Just another reason why I love him so much.  It was easy, delicious, and a change of pace.  I will be making this many times over. 

  • 1 package sliced kielbasa
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 can red beans, semi drained
  • 1 small can diced green chilies
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1/4 cup celery diced
  • 1 cup minute rice
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

Directions:  Over medium heat saute onion and celery with olive oil then add kielbasa.  Cook additional 5 minutes then add red beans, tomato paste, tomatoes, Cajun seasoning, and green chilies.   Stir all ingredients together and let sit for a couple minutes then add water and rice.  Again stir all ingredients and simmer on low stirring occasionally until rice is soft.

Cookers Note:  If you would like to use regular rice, steam rice and add to cooked kielbasa.  Disregard the 1 1/2 cups of water. 

1 comment:

  1. I want to start eating at your house. Mike's a lucky man!