Treebeard’s Red Beans (And Rice) Recipe

Treebeard’s Red Beans (And Rice) Recipe

Total Time

02:20 mins

Preparation 00:20 mins

Cooking 02:00 mins

Recipe ingredients:

Preparation of the recipe:

Sort and wash red beans. In a large soup pot, add 2 qrts cold water and red beans. Let soak overnight. (To speed up the process, you can bring them to a boil, simmer 2 minutes, remove from heat and let stand 1 hour before the next step.) DO NOT DRAIN WATER!

Add onions, celery, and bell pepper to beans and bring to a boil. Cover, and reduce heat to simmer about 1 1/2 hours, or until beans are soft. DO NOT STIR MORE THAN NECESSARY.

Stir in seasonings and sausage. Simmer 30 minutes more.

Meanwhile cook a pot of rice, and serve the beans over the hot cooked rice, garnished with shredded cheddar cheese and chopped green onion.

Note: Don’t stir more than necessary – you don’t want mushy beans. If you want thicker beans, remove the lid during the last 30 minutes of cooking time, or remove 1/2 cups of the beans and mash them before returning to the pot.

Source: Treebeard’s Red Beans (And Rice) Recipe