2 cups red kidney beans
5 strips bacon, cut up
1/2 cup uncooked rice
2 1/2 quarts water
1 clove garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
Soak beans overnight in 1 qt of water in a heavy pot
Drain. Add another 1 1/2 qts of water, bacon, garlic and a little salt
Simmer slowly for 3 - 4 hours until beans are very soft,
and water has cooked down to a thick red sauce
(For thickening the beans, a little Cajun secret is to mash some of the beans against the side of the pan during the last half hour of cooking)
Add salt and pepper to taste and serve over cooked hot, fluffy rice
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Red Beans and Rice is a traditional New Orleans dish.
Many folks in New Orleans will say that Camellia Red Kidney Beans are the only beans to use for authentic Crescent City Red Beans & Rice.
The Bayou Classic Skillet Set is very popular in these parts.
This 3-Piece Cast Iron set includes 6", 8" and 10" skillets. And they're equally at home in your kitchen or your own backyard.
This Cast Iron Cookware is ideal for frying fish, chicken, hushpuppies, and french fries. Grill steaks, fajitas, vegetables, pancakes, eggs and bacon.