Red Beans and Rice recipe

Red Beans & Rice

Red Beans & Rice

Red Beans & Rice


  • red kidney beans, dry- 1 lb
  • onion- 1 small, minced
  • bell pepper- diced
  • celery- 2 stalks, diced fine
  • Or used stored minced onion, bell pepper, celery from Slow Cooker Jambalaya
  • gourmet kielbasa- 1-2 lbs (I use Cavanaugh Gourmet Kielbasa)
  • long-grain rice- 1½ cups
  • bay leaf- 1
  • thyme- 1 teaspoon
  • oregano- 1 tablespoon
  • paprika- 1 tablespoon
  • salt & pepper- 1 teaspoon each


  1. Place beans in slow cooker.
  2. Add onion, pepper and celery mixture.
  3. Add bay leaf, thyme, oregano, paprika and salt & pepper.
  4. Cook on high at least six hours.
  5. Dinner Time:
  6. Bring 1½ cups rice and 3 cups water to boil over medium-high heat.
  7. Cover and reduce heat to low.
  8. Let simmer until all water is absorbed, approximately 15 minutes.
  9. Kielbasa
  10. Grill kielbasa on indoor grill, outdoor grill or in oven on Broil until brown, approximately 6 minutes.
  11. Serve beans over rice topped with sausage.



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