Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Red Beans & Rice

For Christmas I got the book How To Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. It is a wonderful book. Big Bear has used it several times, and so have I.

On Monday I decided to try to make REAL Red Beans and Rice. I usually don't have much luck cooking beans. I usually stick with the ones from a can. Well, Mr. Bittman may have cured that for me.

On Monday I made the red beans, the vegetarian version. If you like meat I bet the meatatarian version is AMAZING, because the vegetarian version is fantastic. The one pound of dried beans made enough for MANY meals. I think we are going to have them over baked potatoes one night this week.

I took three cups of the red beans mixture to make the Red Beans and Rice for dinner last night. All I can say is WOW! The beans, on there own, are really good, but then add the beans and rice cooked in coconut milk. Good Golly! I now know the secret to those southern red beans and rice. Yum!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You are making me hungry....first the cookies, now the red beans and rice....YUMMM

It all looks so good!

Two Kayaks said...

This looks amazing! Can email me the recipe?
twokayaks at gmail dot com

I am desperate for some red beans and rice!!

Headmeister said...

I LOVE red beans and rice! I hate that you started this blog... I'm stuck at work and you're making me HUNGRY!!!!!!