Red Beans & Rice
 
3 or 4 hocks or a ham bone 
chopped onion 
seasoned water 
red beans that have been soaked over night in water containing 
salt 
sugar. 
1 can of stewed tomatoes, chopped 
rice. 
cayenne (optional) 
a bit more sugar (optional) 
finely chopped, fresh parsley (optional) 
diced, sweet onion (optional) 
crumbled, crispy bacon (optional) 
chopped remains of the ham or hock meat (optional) 
liquid smoke (optional) 
 
boil 3 or 4 hocks - or a ham bone with chopped onion in 
seasoned water for 1/2 hour. 
add red beans that have been soaked over night in water containing salt 
and sugar. dump the soaking water. 
cook the rice of your choice according to package directions. 
when the beans are soft and the liquid reduced, drain a can of stewed 
tomatoes, chop and add with rice. 
at this point the dish is ready to eat, or ready for favorite additions. 
taste first of course 
 
favorite additions: 
cayenne is a common seasoning for this dish 
a bit more sugar to marry the flavors 
finely chopped, fresh parsley 
diced, sweet onion 
crumbled, crispy bacon 
chopped remains of the ham or hock meat 
some like to add a bit of liquid smoke for a rustic taste 
 
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(ID: 11298) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Sat, Aug 9, 2003


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