Cajun Crimson Beans & Rice


– 1 pound of dried pink beans
– 2 cups of chopped onions (white or yellow)
– 1 cup of chopped parsley
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon recent floor black pepper
– pinch of cayenne pepper
– Four teaspoons of chopped garlic
– 2 hyperlinks of smoked sausage . (reduce in half after which reduce into ¾ inch items)
– Three strips of bacon
– 10 cups of hen inventory (You possibly can substitute water if you happen to like, or use a half water half inventory combination)
– Four cups of rice
– ½ cup of chopped inexperienced onions for garnishing
– Bitter cream for garnishing (That is strictly elective)

Spicy add-ins; If you need the meal to be a bit of extra spicy, add ½ cup of chopped Tasso, (a Cajun sausage) and a bit of extra cayenne pepper.


In a big container, the night earlier than you serve the meal, cowl the beans with water, by about 2 inches. Let the beans soak in a single day or for at least Eight-10 hours.

Drain the beans.

Take the bacon and reduce it into small items, add to a big pre-heated pot. If you need the dish to be extra spicy, add the chopped Tasso and prepare dinner for about 1-2 minutes.

Add the onions, salt, pepper and cayenne and prepare dinner for about Four minutes, or till the onions look caramelized. Add the sausage and parsley and prepare dinner till the sausage is brown, about Three-Four minutes. Add the garlic and stir for one more minute.

Add the beans and hen inventory, carry to a boil. Cut back the warmth to medium-low and prepare dinner, uncovered for 2-Three hours. Stir sometimes and to check to see if the beans are getting too thick, in that case you might have to advert water.

(I like my beans on the thick aspect and after about 1 ½ -2 hours I take 1/Three of the beans out of the pot and mash them, then reinsert them into the pot.) Then I allow them to prepare dinner for one more ½ -1 hours.

Pre-cook the rice utilizing the usual formulation of two cups of water or hen inventory, for 1 cup of rice, add about 1 teaspoon of salt if you happen to use water, however don’t add salt if you happen to use hen inventory.

Serve the beans & sausage combination over a bed of heat rice and garnish as desired with the inexperienced onions and/or bitter cream.

Obed Kirkpatrich had been cooking since he was 12 years outdated. He has had a number of of his receipts seem in newspapers in Louisiana, one time a full web page dedicated to easy and simple cajun receipts.

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