How to Make Red Beans and Rice

    Published: 05-26-2016
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    Red beans and rice is a quintessential American dish, straight from Louisiana. This USDA version is simple and healthy, making it a perfect dish for your Fourth of July party.

    Easy Red Beans and Rice


    • Cooking oil spray, as needed (non-stick)
    • 1 onion (large, peeled and chopped)
    • 1 green bell pepper (medium, washed, seeded and chopped)
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 2 cans diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
    • 1 can kidney beans (15.5 oz, drained and rinsed)
    • 6 cups cooked brown rice


    1. Spray skillet with cooking oil spray.
    2. Cook onion and pepper over medium heat for 5 minutes or until tender.
    3. Add garlic powder, tomatoes, and kidney beans.
    4. Bring mixture to a boil.
    5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
    6. Serve over rice.

    Additional Info

    Prepare brown rice according to package instructions.