Thursday, January 3, 2008

Red Beans & Rice

I soak the beans Nourishing Traditions-style overnight, then drain and add to crock-pot:

1 lb. Dried kidney beans

3 qts. Water

2 cups brown rice

1 large onion, chopped

¼ cup olive oil

1 lb. Smoked sausage, sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 bay leaf

1 Tbs. Pepper

2 Tbs. Chopped parsley

1 tsp. thyme

2 tsp. salt

Cook on LOW 6-8 hours. *Serve with cornbread.


ecrawfor80 said...

This is in my crockpot as I type...we are living in a hotel right now and have only 2 crockpots and a microwave to cook with so I am excited about your new site!

Faith said...

We are having this tonight for dinner. The only problem is that after 6 hours on low there was still ALOT of water and the beans were really hard. I turned it up to high and hope that it will be ready soon, we are getting hungry. I think my pot just cooks REALLY low on low and I have to do more things on high, or maybe 1/2 time on low and the rest on high? Can't wait to taste it, it smells delish! Tomorrow night we are trying your African Curry Confetti. Here's to crockpotting! :)

Ginger said...

Holy cow, Faith! Did you soak the beans overnight?
In your case, I would cook it on high for 3 hours, then switch to low for the remaining time.
Hope you got dinner before bedtime!

Faith said...

Uh, no didn't soak the beans. Now I'm embarrassed but your directions didn't say to so I am blaming you, hahaha! Yes, it worked out fine and was delicious. We all loved it. Next time I will soak the beans... And is there a way to make the rice not so goowie? Maybe put it in later in the day? Do you think that would work? Overall it was a great meal, thanks Ginger!

Faith said...

OK. now I see that you DID say to soak the beans... I just didn't write that part down when I wrote out the directions. That'll teach me. Sorry for the accusations:)

Ginger said...


I added that part after your original comment. ;)
I expect people to read my mind sometimes. It sure would make communication easier! LOL!