How To Make Red Beans and Rice

To speed up the process you can use canned red beans rather than preparing dried beans. If you choose to use canned beans, warm the beans in a small pan with the liquid they are canned in and a few bay leaves. This Cajun-inspired dish calls for the use of the “trinity,” which is diced onions, celery and bell peppers. Sweat these three ingredients in oil and then add minced garlic, bay leaves and thyme for flavor. Combine the beans into the pan that the trinity is in and then add raw rice and water to the mixture. Allowing the rice to cook with the rest of the ingredients will help the flavors to combine seamlessly. You can always add in some cooked pork to make this a heartier dish. In this video, Chef Mark provides an online cooking lesson for a simple red beans and rice recipe. For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Red Beans and Rice Recipe:

1 cup of onion small diced
1 cup of celery small diced
1 cup of green peppers small diced
4 cups of overnight soaked and cooked red beans
2 small Bay leave
1 Tbsp Dried thyme
1 cup pulled pork
2cups of cooked rice

1. Sautee, celery, garlic, onion, peppers, until translucent and cooked.
2. Later add pulled pork, dried thyme and beans let cook.
3. Add the cooked rice.
4. Put in service bowl.

If you like this post, please be sure to check out the following!

How To Cook Refried Beans
How To Make Cannellini Bean Salad

If you have questions or comments about this video or recipe please leave them below.




    I like the recipe, just one question, why is the amount of garlic not posted in this list of items to use?

    • Garlic is to taste – like Salt and pepper its usually very difficult to add an amount to garlic – most people don’t like it unfortunately. I would mostly use – to taste – which means use a little bit – taste – if you need more add more – remember you can’t take it out if you put in to much