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    Red Beans and Rice

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    2 hrs 45 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins

    Scarlett516's Note:

    This is from my Penzeys catalog and is recommended for a Mardi Gras party because it's a New Orleans inspired dish. Most of the cook time is inactive.

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    1. 1
      Rinse and sort the beans. Put the water and beans in a stockpot. Cook, covered, over low heat for about 45 minutes.
    2. 2
      Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the ham bone/shank and brown on all sides.
    3. 3
      Remove the bone from the pan and add to the stock pot with the beans.
    4. 4
      Use the same frying pan to sauté the onion, garlic, celery, and parsley until the onion is soft and translucent. Add to the stockpot.
    5. 5
      Add the bay leaves, salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper to the stock pot.
    6. 6
      Cok over low heat for 1.5-2 hours uncovered, adding water if necessary.
    7. 7
      About 30 minutes before serving, boil 2 cups water. Add rice and reduce to simmer. Simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
    8. 8
      About 15 minutes before serving, mash 1-2 cups of the beans in the pot with a potato masher or a large spoon, leaving the rest whole.
    9. 9
      Serve over rice.

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    Nutritional Facts for Red Beans and Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (540 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 401.3
    Calories from Fat 30
    Total Fat 3.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 801.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 74.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 12.5 g
    Sugars 2.9 g
    Protein 19.6 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    ham bone

    turkish bay leaves

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