How to Prepare Louisiana-Style Red Beans and Rice

Beans and rice
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If there’s one thing that Louisiana is famous for, its food. If you’re looking for a delicious and filling dish that will be sure to spice up dinnertime, then here’s you guide to preparing Louisiana-Style Red Beans And Rice.

Prep the Beans

Start by placing your beans in a container and adding salt and water. Let the beans soak for eight hours before draining the container. Then, add bay leaves and chopped onion for some added flavor.

Add the Meat

Once the mixture has thickened, it’s time to cook some sausages. Chop them up into rings and throw them in with the beans once ready. Then, add oil and ham.

The Final Touches

Once your beans and meat are cooked to perfection, toss some celery, bell peppers, and the remaining onion into the mix. You may also want to add some garlic and thyme, cooking for an extra five minutes.