Recipe: Creole Rice and Beans

 "Beans, Beans, They're Good for Your Heart. The more you eat the more you fart" - Clearly I haven’t outgrown this song. Every time I make anything with beans I breakout into a remixed verse of this. When I say remixed I mean different notes are belted out each time because I could never hit the same note twice.

Keep scrolling down for the full Creole Rice and Beans recipe and a bonus Creole Cajun Seasoning recipe. 

  [Photo Description: Creole Rice and Beans in a round bowl on a wooden board with a serving spoon in the left]

 [Photo Description: Creole Rice and Beans in a round bowl on a wooden board with a serving spoon in the left]

Creole Rice and Beans

PREP TIME: 10 mins
COOK TIME: 25 mins
TOTAL TIME: 35 mins
SERVES: 6-8
AUTHOR: Mary Mammoliti | Kitchen Confession  

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 2-3 garlic clove , minced
  • ½ medium onion , diced
  • 2 teaspoons creole spice see below for Homemade recipe
  • 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 15 oz can red kidney beans , rinsed and drained
  • 2 small bay leaves
  • Hot pepper of your choice
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 4 1/4 cups chicken broth

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Rinse rice and set aside
  2. Heat a saucepan with oil. Then add onions, garlic, thyme, and hot pepper, sauté for 1 minute
  3. Pour rice and beans into the pan, and sauté for 2 minutes, add bay leaf, bouillon creole spice, with the chicken broth, bring to a boil reduce heat, cover with a lid and simmer until rice is cooked, about 20 minutes or until liquid has evaporated. Stir occasionally from the sides to prevent burning
  4. Salt and pepper to taste. Discard bay leaves
  5. Serve warm
  [Photo Description: creole seasoning in a round dish placed on top of a wooden board]

 [Photo Description: creole seasoning in a round dish placed on top of a wooden board]

 

Creole Cajun Seasoning

PREP TIME: 10 mins
TOTAL TIME: 10 mins

INGREDIENTS 

  • 3 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 3 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons white pepper
  • 6 Tablespoons paprika
  • ½ Tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons dried basil

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, or Jar and stir so that all the ingredients have been fully combined
  2. Store in any airtight container (or zip lock bag) and start adding to your proteins and

 

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