Hearty Red Beans and Rice Recipe
This quick and easy recipe is a southern classic, and will be great to fill a crowd. Can feed 100 people for less than $20
Total Time ~1 hour
Idle Time ~30 minutes
Serves 20: simply multiply to amount needed
5 cups of uncooked white rice (parboiled if you can get it to save time)
10 cups of Water
3 cans of red pinto beans
1 medium white onion
2 tbsp of garlic powder
2 tbsp smoked paprika
½ cup of Cajun seasoning of your choice
1 stick of butter (melted) or 8 tbsp of ghee
Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp adobo sauce
- ¼ cup chili powder
- 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
To begin, combine water and rice in a large foil pan and place in the oven at 350f 177 uncovered until rice is cooked through (about 30 minutes)
While the rice is cooking, chop the onion into small pieces (not quite minced), and cook in a pot for about 5 minutes. Once the onions have turned translucent, pour in the cans of beans along with all the spices except for smoked paprika and let simmer until the water thickens into a chili consistency. At this point you can add any of the optional ingredients to the bean mixture.
Once the rice is finished, add the butter, smoked paprika, ground pepper, and combine until homogenous. Then add in the bean mixture, holding back some liquid if necessary until it is moist but not soupy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Simply cover and place in an oven at 200f 93c until you are ready to transport.
And thats it! This is one of my favorite recipes to make because it is so simple, yet very tasty. You only end up dirtying 1 pot if you are smart about it, and it is packed full of protein for the people you are serving.
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