Friday, November 8, 2013

Andouille and Red Beans with ice

Makes  4 servings    Serving size : about 3/4 cup bean mixture  and 1/2 cup rice

With a generous hit of spice and smoke , andouille sausage has long been a favorite ingredient in Cajun recipes . It adds depth of flavor to this simple bean dish .

1              (3-1/2 ounces) bag boil-in-bag long-grain rice
             **cooking spray**
4             ounces andouille sausage , diced
1             cup chopped onion
2             teaspoons salt-free cajun seasoning
1             teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2          teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
1            (16 ounce) can dark kidney beans , rinsed and drained
1           (14 ounce) can fat-free , less-sodium chicken broth
1/4         cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2         teaspoon salt

1 .         Cook rice according to directions , omitting salt and fat.
2 .        Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat . Coat pan with cooking spray . Add sausage ; cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned . Using a slotted spoon , transfer sausage to a bowl and keep warm .
3 .        Add bell pepper , onion , Cajun seasoning , thyme and hot pepper sauce to pan ; saute 3 minutes or until onions are tender . Add beans and broth to pan ; cook 10 minutes or until thick , mashing hal the beans . Add sausage , parsley and salt to pan ; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated , stirring occasionally . Serve over rice.
While the beans and rice simmer , prepare and bake a cornbread mix for a quick and easy side .


  1. I've never had this kind of sausage before. This sounds like an authentic Louisiana meal! Have a good Friday, Nee!

  2. Hi Nellie , andouille sausage is a very common sausage here in the south , but you can use any type of link sausage you choose , thanks for stopping by :)


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