Easy Red Beans and Rice

You will love this southern favorite Easy Red Beans and Rice recipe. If you’ve never tried making red beans and rice on your own, this recipe will deliver all of the flavors and seasonings you love and need to make it taste authentic. Use turkey sausage to make this savory, hearty dish a little bit healthier.

Easy Red Beans and Rice

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  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup uncooked rice

  • 1 (16 ounce) package turkey kielbasa, cut diagonally into 1/4 inch slices

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 clove chopped garlic

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans canned kidney beans, drained

  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • salt to taste

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • In a large skillet over low heat, cook sausage for 5 minutes. Stir in onion, green pepper and garlic; saute until tender. Pour in beans and tomatoes with juice. Season with oregano, salt and pepper. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Serve over rice.

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