This post is sponsored by Riviana Foods, Inc. All comments and opinions are my own.
Most of the time, I cook for the four of us. But, from time to time. my husband and I will sit and eat a meal without the boys. When that happens, I take the opportunity to make some of the meals that we enjoy or pull out recipes the boys don’t really like.
But, if I am not having to cook a big meal for the four of us, I certainly don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen. So I have learned little tricks to put together some of our favorite meals without a ton of effort.
My recipe for Red Beans And Rice For Two is the perfect combination of great taste that’s quick and easy. Instead of taking the time to steam up rice and cook beans for hours, I use Minute Ready to Serve Rice and canned beans to whip up a fantastic meal that’s ready in a flash.
I can have this meal on the table in under 30 minutes. The flavor is amazing and is clean-up is quick and easy…everything cooks in one pan.
So why would I want to wait 20 + minutes for rice when I can enjoy perfect rice that’s ready in just ONE minute. Minute Ready to Serve Rice is perfect for a variety of recipes or even as a tasty meal that you can enjoy right from the cup!
Publix carries a huge selection of Minute Ready to Serve Rice and you can use any that you like in this recipe. I had some Basmati Rice handy when I made this dish. Feel free to substitute with the rice you prefer.
- Non- GMO Project Verified
- Gluten Free Certified
- No Preservatives
- MSG Free
- Cholesterol Free
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While my recipe below is designed for two, you can easily double or triple it to fit your needs. It’s a great weeknight option and especially nice for a crisp fall night.
The spice level of my recipe is about a medium. If you want it on the mild side, go with a regular smoked sausage and reduce the creole seasoning and hot sauce a bit. We like to kick it up even more…so I sprinkle a little extra seasoning on top when I serve AND put the hot sauce on the table…just in case we need even more heat. We like it spicy here!!
- 4 oz hot & spicy smoked sausage, sliced
- ½ onion, chopped
- ½ bell pepper, chopped
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2½ cups chicken broth
- 1 bay leaf
- ¼ teaspoon sage
- ¼ teaspoon thyme
- 2 teaspoons creole seasoning
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 15.5 oz canned red beans, drained and rinsed
- 4.4 oz cup Minute Ready to Serve Rice, heated according to package instructions
- green onion for garnish, if desired
- Cook the sausage in a large skillet over medium high heat, until lightly browned.
- Add the onion, bell pepper and celery and cook 3 - 4 minutes, until softened.
- Add the garlic and cook and additional minute, until fragrant.
- Add the chicken broth, bay leaf, sage, thyme, creole seasoning, hot sauce and beans.
- Bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Use a fork to mash some of the beans (until the mixture has thickened to your liking)
- Serve topped with rice and add green onion, if desired.