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Louisiana Red Beans and Rice


  • 1 pound red beans, washed, drained, and soaked in water overnight, drained
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 large bay leaf, crushed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • Steaming rice


  1. Place beans in cold water in a 4-quart pot. Add garlic, celery, bay leaf, onion, and oil and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 2 hours. Add water as needed, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add salt, pepper, sausage, and parsley and continue cooking over low heat for about 1 hour.
  3. Serve over a mound of steaming rice and enjoy!

Yield: 6-8 servings