Restaurant Recipes

Napoleon House Red Beans and Rice

Perched on the corner of Chartres and St. Louis streets in New Orleans' French Quarter, the Napoleon House Restaurant is a cherished culinary landmark that exudes a European charm in keeping with the building’s 200+ years of history. Although a legendary plot to provide refuge here for the exiled Napoleon Bonaparte never came to pass, the Napoleon House’s bar and dining room have extended a constant welcome to generations of locals, tourists, artists, musicians, filmmakers, philosophers – and anyone who loves authentic New Orleans food.

Napoleon House Red Beans and Rice

Cook: 3 hr | Yield: 8 servings


  • 1 (1 pound) package Camellia Brand Red Beans
  • 1/2 cups yellow onion, diced
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 parsley sprigs, freshly chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 pound smoked sausage
  • 1 ham bone
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Chicken stock (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients in a large, heavy-bottom pot.
  2. Fill the pot with plain water (or water mixed with chicken stock), so that it is 2 inches above the ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 hours.
  4. Serve over hot cooked white rice.


Recipe and photo used with permission from: Camellia Brand

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