my obessesion

my  obessesion
To live a creative life ,we must lose our fear of being wrong
Joseph Chilton Pearce

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner:Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

I got this image from here
Ingredients
1 pound dried red kidney beans
1/2 pound andouille smoked chicken sausage, thinly sliced
3 celery ribs, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
7 cups water
3 cups uncooked long-grain rice
Garnish: sliced green onions

Preparation

1. Stir together first 8 ingredients in a 4-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 7 hours or until beans are tender.
2. Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions. Serve with red bean mixture. Garnish, if desired.
Note: We tested with Aidells Organic Fully Cooked Cajun Style Andouille Smoked Chicken Sausage.

Variations
In stead of Creole Seasoning I used garlic and paprika to reduce the amount of sodium
I used Smoked Sausage which seemed to be my kids favorite when I used all beef it didn't quite come out the same
omitted celery to save time and aggravation of my kids not eating it
I substituted brown rice as a healthier alternative to white rice. I got the recipe from here Here

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About This blog

My fondest memoreis in my life are the ones at my grandmother's table.I loved not only the warm,velvety ,slightly sweet 7-up cake, but the affirmation that I was loved. What started out as a creative outlet and a place to honor her loving,generous spirit has evolved into a food blog where I can blather on about recipes, food trends, and basically any food related topic that foodies would like, ....you get the idea. I am sure my family and anyone I've been friendly with for more than 2 minutes will breathe a collective sigh of relief, since I don't have to dump my food conversations on them all the time. Also to mix things up I will share scrapbook pages. I want the blog to refect who I am and what I like to do when apart from being a full time Mama and part time college student.Thank you for sharing this journey of exploration with me.