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Red Beans and Rice (Makeover)

red beans and rice (makeover) Entree Soul Food
Red Beans and Rice (Makeover)
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 6

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Rice is nice, but it’s terrific when blended with a calorie-smart, spicy tomato-based sauce along with red beans, fresh veggies and kielbasa.

Updated September 9, 2016


  • 1
    tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 3/4
    lb smoked turkey kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1
    cup chopped onions (1 large)
  • 1/2
    cup chopped green bell pepper (1 small)
  • 1/2
    cup chopped red bell pepper (1 small)
  • 1/2
    cup chopped celery (1 medium stalk)
  • 2
    cloves garlic, finely chopped, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2
    dried bay leaves
  • 1
    teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1
    can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic stewed tomatoes
  • 1
    teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2
    cans (15 oz each) Progresso™ red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1
    cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 2
    cups water
  • Frank's™ RedHot™ Original cayenne pepper sauce


  • 1
    In 4-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add kielbasa, onions, bell peppers, celery, garlic, bay leaves and thyme; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.
  • 2
    Stir in tomatoes and salt. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans. Cover; simmer 10 minutes longer.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, cook rice in water as directed on package. Remove bay leaves from bean mixture. Serve bean mixture over rice. Serve with hot pepper sauce.

  • A peachy dessert is a great way to end this meal. Select your favorite from the Desserts section on this site.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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