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Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Course Main Course
Cuisine southern
Keyword dairy free, gluten-free, lowfat, red beans, rice, turkey sausage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 328kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cup brown rice, raw
  • 1 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 medium bell pepper, green
  • 3 stalk celery
  • 4 clove garlic
  • 8 ounce turkey sausage
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun spice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cup kidney beans, canned
  • 2 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce

Instructions

  • Cook rice according to package and set aside.
  • Finely chop one onion (1 1/4 cup), green pepper, and celery stalks. Mince garlic cloves.
  • In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, cook kielbasa (13 ounces) or sausage to sear, stirring frequently for 4 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside.
  • Reduce to medium heat and add oil. Add onion, pepper and celery; saute for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, smoked paprika and salt; saute another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in beans and water; bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Mash some of the beans against the side of the pot to thicken the broth. Add the sausage back in, stir well and cook another 15 minutes.
  • Serve over brown rice and with your favorite hot sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 558mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g