Homemade Organic Cajun Red Beans and Rice

This was a huge hit with my family.  I found the original recipe here and have adapted it to make it organic and use sausages that I could find.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups of dry organic kidney beans
  • 4 Tbsp. lard
  • 1 large organic onion, chopped
  • 1 large organic bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. organic garlic, minced
  • 2 ribs organic celery, chopped
  • 6 cups stock (Homemade Organic Chicken Stock, Homemade Organic Vegetable Stock, Homemade Organic Pork Stock, a combination of stocks, etc.)
  • 2 organic organic bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. organic cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. organic dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. organic dried sage
  • 1 Tbsp. organic dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. organic Cajun seasoning
  • 1 lb. package of organic “Little Smokey’s” frankfurters
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt, optional
  • 2 cups organic brown rice

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Sort through the beans to make sure there’s not any dirt or rocks in them.
  2. Rinse the beans thoroughly.
  3. In the bottom of a stock pot, heat lard over medium heat.
  4. Cook the onion, bell pepper, garlic, and celery in warm-hot lard for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Rinse the soaked beans and add to the stock pot along with 6 cups of homemade stock.
  6. Stir cooked vegetables into the beans.
  7. Season with bay leaves, cayenne pepper, thyme, sage, parsley, and Cajun seasoning and bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce the heat to medium-low.
  9. Simmer for 2-1/2 hours.
  10. When you have about 1 hour until the dish is ready, prepare the 2 cups of brown rice (add 4 cups of stock or water, 1 tsp. Real Salt and 2 cups of brown rice to a saucepot with lid.  Cover and bring to a boil, reduce the heat and cook for 1 hour.)
  11. Stir sausage into beans and continue to simmer for 30 minutes.
  12. Serve over freshly cooked brown rice.
  13. Enjoy!
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