If you are looking for a tasty new dinner idea then you need to try this easy New Orleans Style Red Beans and Rice Recipe. Meatless meals are great dollar stretchers too! This is a sponsored post from Bush’s Beans and all opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the wonderful brands who make More With Less Today possible.
Now that the seasons are changing and the cooler weather is here, I crave comfort food that fills the tummy with fiber, protein, and vegetables. If you think of beans and rice as a side dish and not a main dish, this recipe may just change your mind! I try to serve meatless meals at least once a week and this one is so tasty that it is going in my regular rotation. Canned beans are one of most versatile and inexpensive pantry staples to have on hand.
Don’t you just love it when you get rave reviews from the family and the recipe is so much easier than it looks? Shhh.. this one is our secret.
Easy New Orleans Style Red Beans and Rice Recipe – Meatless Meals
1 cup white rice
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1 can (16 oz) Bush’s Light Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
2 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 cup water
Shredded cheese & cilantro (optional) for serving
In a large skillet, place rice, red pepper, beans, and tomatoes. Mix together.
Stir in broth, spices, and water.
Heat on medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover.
Simmer for 30 minutes or until rice is tender.
Sprinkle with shredded cheese and cilantro (optional) before serving. Traditional New Orleans style Red Beans and Rice recipes do not include shredded cheese but we like it. I also know there are cilantro haters out there so have it your way!
- 1 cup white rice
- ½ red pepper, chopped
- 1 can (16 oz) Bush's Light Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
- 2 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 cup water
- Shredded cheese & cilantro (optional) for serving
- In a large skillet, place rice, red pepper, beans, and tomatoes. Mix together.
- Stir in broth,
- Heat on
medium highheat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover.
- Simmer for 30 minutes or until rice is tender.
- Sprinkle with shredded cheese and cilantro before serving.
What is New Orleans Style Red Beans and Rice?
I learned that in New Orleans, their Monday tradition is to serve Red Beans and Rice.
Monday is laundry day and since the recipe can be made without a lot of attention, the women of the house let the beans cook all day while they were getting their other household chores done.
You will also find recipes where a leftover hambone is added for flavor or accompanied by sausage or pork chops. I think canned beans are a wonderful option, don’t you?
You will see many versions of this recipe, with and without tomatoes or tomato sauce. We enjoyed our adaptation and encourage you to try different recipes for this easy meal!
Have you had red beans and rice in New Orleans?
Bush’s beans are the perfect pantry staple. They are delicious, filling and very budget-friendly, especially when you are feeding a crowd! I stock up with each shopping trip to Walmart. Do you have a favorite recipe using beans to share?
Have you tried this? Another reason to stock your pantry with Bush’s Beans!
Make delicious homemade hummus, it is so easy and inexpensive.
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