How To Make Small Red Beans And Rice At Home

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Small red beans go great with rice. This is a delicious and fairly easy recipe to make. This will also become the go-to comfort meal that you can enjoy on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Small Red Beans and Rice

I have been eating small red beans with rice since forever. They are delicious and fulfilling. Small red beans and rice are a brilliant combination. You can have it for lunch and enjoy your day.

To make small red beans with rice, cook the rice in a rice cooker. Then, heat a Dutch oven and add water, salt, and beans to it. Bring it to a boil. Then, add garlic, onion, andouille sausages, and bacon. Cook it on low flame for about an hour and a half. Serve the red beans with the cooked rice.

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Small Red Beans and Rice recipe

Small Red Beans and Rice Recipe

A simple yet delicious dish to make for lunch is small red beans with rice. The red beans are made in a Dutch oven and then onions, tomatoes, and bacon are added to it. The rice can be cooked in the rice cooker.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 600 kcal


  • Rice Cooker
  • Dutch Oven


  • 1 pound Small Red Beans
  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 White Onion (diced)
  • 1 Andouille Sausage (chopped)
  • ½ cup cooked Bacon
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 8-9 cups Water


  • Rinse the beans and soak them if you want.
  • Take a Dutch oven and add water, salt and beans in it.
  • Keep the flame on high and bring this mixture to a boil.
  • Now, add garlic, onion, andouille sausage, and bacon in this mixture and keep the flame on low.
  • Stir this mixture occasionally on low flame. Cook it for about 1 ½ hour. Check the water level and add more if you want.
  • Wash your rice thoroughly and rinse it. Then, take a rice cooker or pot. Fill it half with water and add the rice in it.
  •  Bring the water to a boil. Cook it until the water has dried up and the rice is soft and doubled its size.


Easy Red Beans and Rice (FULL VERSION)


Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 79.1g | Fat: 24.2g | Cholesterol: 32.9mg | Fiber: 10.1g | Sugar: 2.6g | Calcium: 97.1mg | Iron: 6.5mg
Keyword American, American cuisine, Red beans with rice, Small Red Beans and Rice
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