Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Red Beans & Rice (Fast & Easy with Variations)

3 & 1/2 c. water
1 & 1/2 c. white rice
1 small onion, chopped
1 can red beans, rinsed & drained
1 can Hunts "Family Favorites" Seasoned Diced Tomato Sauce for Chili

Combine all ingredients in large saucepan. Bring to simmer over medium heat. Cover. Reduce heat to VERY gentle simmer. Cook until all liquid is absorbed, 30-35 minutes, stirring often to avoid scorching.

For a little more spice & flavor, add cooked Cajun sausage, cut into bite size pieces, in last 5 minutes of cooking.

For quick & easy Jambalaya, add 1 green pepper, chopped and 1 stalk celery diced to initial ingredients, and 1.5 c. cooked cubed chicken in last 5 minutes .

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