Red Beans and rice are a go to staple in about 1/2 of the world. It is an easy dish to make in a on-the- go disaster situation. It is easy to make, from easy to gather ingredients and can be made with all sorts of different heat sources.
Red beans and rice dishes commonly include sausage or ham. I reduced the sausage portion to a half-pound, keeping the flavor intact, but the cost and calories down. It is a great dish to make is any survival cooking situation.
Makes six to eight servings.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 pound turkey sausage, casings removed, or lunch meat ham or even bacon.
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 to 3 teaspoons Cajun seasonings, depending on your spiciness preference
- 3 cups cooked red beans or 2 (15-ounce) cans red beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 2 cups cooked long grain white rice
- Cook rice according to package instructions.
- In a large stock pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the sausage, garlic, pepper, onion, and celery. Break sausage into bite-sized pieces as it cooks. Stir until sausage is cooked all the way through and vegetables are tender.
- Add the seasoning, beans, water, and tomatoes. Mix well with the sausage. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes. Serve over hot, cooked rice.