Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Serves: 6-8
1 pound red beans, washed, drained, and soaked in water overnight, drained 3 cups water

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 large bay leaf, crushed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • Steaming rice

Place beans in cold water in a 4-quart pot. Add garlic, celery, bay leaf, onion, and oil and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 2 hours. Add water as needed, stirring occasionally. Add salt, pepper, sausage, and parsley and continue cooking over low heat for about 1 hour. Serve over a mound of steaming rice and enjoy! For 6-8 people.

Smooth, flavorful, hearty and wonderful.