Anthony went to undergrad in New Orleans at Tulane. He is extremely nostalgic about his time there, as most of us are about college. It was the time of our lives! Anthony is worst though, because not only does he miss college he also misses New Orleans. If I had a penny for every time he said “In New Orleans we….” I would be really, really rich. If anyone would like to pay me a penny for that, please let me know. New Orleans is a really nice city, I can’t really blame him for missing it.
This isn’t the prettiest food, but it’s tasty and inexpensive to make. I made this 100% for Anthony. I never would have made this on my own. It took me a long time to come around to red beans and rice. I didn’t eat a lot of beans growing up, but I’m beginning to really like them. This dish was extremely flavorful. If you are looking for something easy to make, but really impressive then this is your dish. All of the flavors that go into making this dish, will make it seem like you slaved over the stove for hours.
I have a feeling that I will be making this again soon. Rutgers plays Tulane in football this weekend and we all know Rutgers is going to win. It’ll be a nice pick me up for Anthony after the loss.
Sausage, Beans and Rice
Yields – 3 servings
Prep time – 20 minutes
Cooking time – 1 1/2 hours
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 sausage links
- 1 cup of rice
- 1 medium tomato
- 1 can of chicken stock
- 2 cans of kidney beans, drained
- 1 medium onion
- 1 green pepper
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 TSP of salt
- 1/2 TSP cayenne pepper
- 1/2 TSP of black pepper
- 1 TSP of parsley
- Cook the rice according to the directions on the package.
- Chop your onion and garlic. Chop the sausage into bite sized pieces.
- Heat the olive oil in a medium sauce pan. Once the oil is hot over medium heat saute the onion, garlic and sausage together until the sausage is lightly browned.
- Chop the tomato and green pepper.
- Add the tomato, green pepper, chicken stock, beans, salt, cayenne, pepper, parsley and bay leaf to your sauce pan.
- Lower the heat to a simmer and stir all of the ingredients together.
- Allow the mixture to simmer for at least an hour until all of the flavors have mixed together and the sausage is cooked through.
- Serve immediately over rice.