Southern-Style Red Beans and Rice



Southern-Style Red Beans and Rice

Rich, full of flavor, and hearty dish. Just add a salad and cornbread, and you have an excellent meal. This is a good one to cook in a slow cooker, so you have it ready when you get home from work.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 462 kcal
Author Laurie


  • 1 pound kidney beans (or4 cans (15 oz.)
  • 16 ounce Andouille smoked sausage (cut into 1/4 inch slices)
  • 1 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2-3 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 2 garlic (chopped)
  • 16 ounce can whole tomatoes (chopped)
  • 8 ounce tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste

Rice and Garnish

  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1 bunch green onion for garnish


  1. Wash and pick over beans. Bring water to a boil and add beans cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat and soak for 1 then drain. Refill the pot with fresh water and the beans,

  2. In a large skillet over low heat, cook sausage for 5 minutes. Chop up the onion, celery and green bell pepper.

    You may use a ham hock in place of the sausage if you want.  You can omit the meat for a vegetarian dish.

  3. Add the chopped vegetables and garlic; sauté until tender. Place all of your ingredients your pot.  Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

  4.  If using a slow cooker (crock pot) set on low and cook at high for 2-3 hours or overnight at low about 6 to 7 hours. 
  5. To serve, either add the cooked rice and stir, or place hot rice on a platter and top with beans.
  6. Serve with cornbread and salad.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Southern-Style Red Beans and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 462 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 1384mg 58%
Potassium 677mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 3g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 7%
Iron 34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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