Red Beans and Rice - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Red Beans and Rice

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Rice and beans are one of the healthiest meals you can make.  The fact hat this recipe makes them delicious is an added bonus.


  • 1 pound dry red beans
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ pound turkey smoked sausage, chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons Creole seasoning
  • Cooked rice


  1. Place all ingredients except cooked rice into a 4-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook at high setting for 7 hours or until beans are tender.
  3. Serve individually over ½ cup hot cooked rice.
Source: Sarah Brandl, Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky, Cooperative Extension Service

Nutrition facts per serving: 140 calories; 1.5g total fat; 0g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 15mg cholesterol; 150mg sodium; 23 carbohydrate; 5g fiber; 2g sugar; 10g protein; 0% Daily Value of vitamin D; 2% Daily Value of calcium; 10% Daily Value of iron; 10% Daily Value of potassium


  • If served with ½ cup white long grain rice: add 100 calories; 22g carbohydrate; 2g protein per serving.
  • If served with ½ cup brown rice: add 110 calories; lg total fat; 22g carbohydrate; 2g fiber; 3g protein per serving.