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Red Beans & Rice — Crock Pot Style

Liza Graves
Red beans and rice is a crowd-pleaser, but it's also great for your own mid-week meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Meal
Cuisine Cajun
Servings 10 -12 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 24 oz Kroger Cajun Style Chicken Breast with Rib Meat if you don't have this, use plain chicken and then add 3 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning.
  • 8 oz cubed ham
  • 12 oz Aidells Cajun Style Andouille sliced into small crescent-shaped pieces
  • 16 oz dried small red beans I use Kroger brand
  • 2 cups diced sweet onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced bell pepper I use red, green and yellow
  • 4 cups Simple Truth chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning if you prefer a more seasoned taste, 4 cups basmati rice, butter for rice

Instructions
 

  • Place all items (EXCEPT RICE) in a large crock pot to cook on low for 8 hours. (Yes, pour the dried red beans in without soaking them overnight. They will cook just fine — promise!).
  • After 8 hours, the chicken will shred easily, and just mix it all up. If you prefer yours a little mushy (I do), then use an immersion blender for a just a couple seconds to blend some of it up. Be careful as it's easy to blend the entire thing — only use it for 2 seconds!).
  • Cook the basmati rice according to the directions. (Usually takes 15-20 minutes). Feel free to add butter to the rice, once cooked. (if you are pressed for time, fill your freezer with some microwavable rice for just such moments).
  • Ladle the red beans over the rice and serve!
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