BASTE Red Beans and Rice
Ah, red beans and rice—there's nothing quite like it for comfort food that warms the soul! This traditional dish is a favorite in the southern states, and it has gained popularity elsewhere with its tasty combination of creamy red beans cooked low and slow with fluffy white rice. No matter where you're from or what your culinary preferences are, there's no denying that this classic dish can be downright delicious when prepared correctly. And believe us when we say, it doesn't get any better than cooking up a pot of red beans and rice to enjoy around friends and family! So if you've been on the search for an easy yet delectable recipe to serve up at your next gathering (or just to make as an indulgent treat yourself!), then look no further—keep scrolling for our step-by-step instructions on how to create deliciously spicy southern-style Red Beans & Rice.
-1 lb dry red beans
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-1 small onion, chopped
-3 stalks celery, chopped
-1 green pepper, chopped
-1/4 cup vegetable oil
-2 cups long-grain white rice
-4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
-1 teaspoon dried thyme
-1 teaspoon dried oregano
-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Add BASTE Booster to taste
- Rinse and sort the beans, then soak them in a pot of water overnight.
- Drain and rinse the beans, then add them to a large pot with 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour, or until the beans are tender.
- Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, onion, celery, and green pepper, and sauté until the vegetables are tender and the onion is translucent.
- Add the vegetable mixture to the pot of beans, and stir in the rice, broth, thyme, oregano, cayenne, and the BASTE Booster.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. 6. Fluff with a fork and serve!