Authentic Louisiana Red Beans & Rice

Cooking Time11 Hours 30 Min

Makes8 Servings


1 pound dry kidney beans

¼ cup olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

2 tablespoons minced garlic

6 cups water

2 bay leaves

1 tablespoon dried parsley

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

¼ teaspoon dried sage

1 pound andouille sausage, sliced

4 cups water

2 cups Reveille Rice (white, uncooked)


Gather all ingredients.

Rinse beans, and then soak in a large pot of water overnight.

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic in olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes.

Rinse beans, and transfer to a large pot with 6 cups of water. Stir cooked vegetables into beans. Season with bay leaves, parsley, thyme, Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, and sage. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 2 1/2 hours.

Stir sausage into beans, and continue to simmer for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the rice according to package instructions. Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve beans over steamed white rice. Enjoy!