Spicy Red Beans and Rice

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Red beans and rice is a New Orleans specialty. This combination makes an inexpensive and satisfying dinner.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup diced celery
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 small habanero pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 cups canned red beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp. minced parsley
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups cooked white rice

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté celery, onion, bell pepper, garlic, and habanero until softened, about 8 minutes. Add beans, parsley, cayenne pepper, water, and salt. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes. Stir in rice.