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Va Vite Red Beans and Rice


  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minute
  • Yield: 10 cups 1x

Description

A quick, delicious and easy recipe of Red Beans and Rice for the Instant Pot or stove-top that is sure to satisfy any hungry appetite.


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Ingredients

3  16-ounce cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 3/4 cups chicken stock, no salt (use 1/4 cup more for stove top cooking)

3 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped bell pepper

1/2 cup chopped celery

2 pressed garlic cloves

4 ounces breakfast sausage

12 ounces smoked sausage or andouille sausage, sliced 1/4 inch thick

1 1/4 teaspoons Slap Ya Mama Cajun seasoning

2 bay leaves

1 small bundle fresh thyme leaves (tied with string) or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves


Instructions

Instant Pot Cooking

  • Rinse and drain beans.
  • Whisk the flour into the chicken stock, set aside.
  • Set the Instant Pot on saute’. Cook onions, bell pepper, celery, and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Do not brown.
  • Add breakfast sausage stirring until it starts to brown then add the sliced smoked sausage. Stirring occasionally.
  • After smoked sausage is lightly browned stir in the chicken stock, seasoning, bay leaves and thyme.
  • Stir in the beans and cook on high for 15 minutes. Be sure lid is closed properly and valve is set on sealing.
  • Allow valve to slowly release pressure on its own or manually release according to directions, remove bay leaf and thyme. Serve over cooked rice.

Stove-top Cooking

  • Rinse and drain beans.
  • Whisk the flour into the chicken stock, set aside.
  • Saute’ onions, bell pepper, celery, and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes stirring frequently in a large heavy pot. Do not brown.
  • Add breakfast sausage stirring until it starts to brown then add the sliced smoked sausage. Stirring occasionally.
  • After smoked sausage is lightly browned add the chicken stock, seasoning, bay leaves and thyme stirring to combine.
  • Stir in the beans and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove bay leaf and thyme and serve over cooked rice.

Notes

Turn off the Instant Pot if it gets too hot when cooking vegetables or browning sausage. You can turn it back on if needed to finish the sauteing or browning process.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
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