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Easy Recipe for Red Beans and Rice

Beginner Red Beans and Rice

Beginner Red Beans and Rice

From Better Homes and Gardens

Easy Recipe for Red Beans and Rice

Ingredients

  1. 1 slice bacon, chopped
    1 cup chopped onion
    1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
    3/4 cup regular brown rice
    3/4 cup sliced celery
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce
    1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 15-1/2-ounce can dark red kidney beans
    1 small green sweet pepper, cut into bite-size strips

Directions

  1. In a 10-inch skillet cook and stir bacon over medium heat until bacon is crisp. Reserve 1 teaspoon of the drippings in the pan. (If necessary, add cooking oil to skillet to make 1 teaspoon drippings.) Drain bacon on paper towels.
  2. Cook onion in reserved drippings until tender but not brown. Add bacon, broth, uncooked rice, celery, salt, hot pepper sauce, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
  3. Add the undrained beans and sweet pepper strips. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes more. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 main-dish or 6 side-dish servings.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 281, Total Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 2mg, Sodium 702mg, Carbohydrate 52g, Fiber 7g, Protein 12g

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