Quick & Easy Red Beans and Rice




Introduction: Quick & Easy Red Beans and Rice

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At Eureka Factory, we love our rice and beans! When we did a Frijoles Negros Instructables not long ago, someone commented that "We call it Red Beans." Maybe it's a regional thing, but we thought we'd do a pot for Red Beans & Rice to illustrate the difference, at least in our kitchen.

So here you have it- Quick and Easy Red Beans & Rice, made distinct from our Black Beans dish by virtue of:

  • Red Beans
  • Thyme, Rosemary, Sage (sing along!)
  • Chile powder & chili peppers

Step 1: Ingredients

You'll need:

2 cups rice, cooked

1 15 oz can of red beans

Olive Oil - about 2 tablespoons

Apple cider vinegar - about 3 tablespoons

Onion - 1/2 cup diced

Garlic - one glove minced

Chili powder - 2 teaspoons





Salt & Pepper

Optional: Wickles, Saracha sauce, peppers

Step 2: Saute Onions and Garlic

Dice up your onion, mince your garlic and saute both together in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, until translucent and fragrant.

Step 3: Add Beans

Add your red beans, stir and bring to a simmer.

Step 4: Add Vinegar and Spices

Add your apple cider vinegar, spices and a tablespoon of Wickles and/or other pepper choices.

Step 5: Cover and Simmer

Cover lighlty and let your beans simmer, stirring occasionally, for at least 30 minutes. Add water as needed, to get a nice thick broth.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy!

Plate up over some rice and pair with grilled chicken and maybe some cucumber salad, and you've got a nice, pleasantly spicy summer dinner.


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    7 years ago on Introduction

    I do something similar except I drop the beans, onions, spices, and a cut up polish sausage into a slow cooker in the morning. By the time I get home from work, it is well cooked and good to go. I then cook up some rice and dinner is served. High protein, delicious, inexpensive dinner.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea, thank you! I will! :-) (And it really is tasty!)


    7 years ago

    sounds delicious. healthy too! I think I will saute in some fresh Garden zucchini too.


    Reply 7 years ago

    Oooh! That's a nice touch! Love zucchini!