I am in the top 10 percentile of most unathletic people on planet earth. I don’t run, I don’t do sports, I don’t sweat unless I’m putting the fitted sheet on the bed – I’m just not built for it. Very puny & bony. Can’t help it. I get it from my mother.
I danced in high school. Wasn’t very good. I have very small toes so balance was an issue. Looked hella good in the skirt, though.
However, I think I have found a physical activity that I MIGHT be good at….. Drumroll… YOGA. Mostly because I don’t have to sweat very much & I get to wear cute tanks.
I am just really good at having my eyes closed for long periods of time, which is, essentially, what yoga is. I’ve also been murdering my tree poses lately.
After class, this yogi (lol) made a vat of Red Beans + Brown Rice & I am pretty sure we have enough leftovers to last us into our 40’s.
Time: 50 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4-6 (or a small army)
- 2 cans of red kidney beans, drained + rinsed
- 2 cups of brown wild rice
- 2 1/2 cups of vegetable broth
- 1 1/2 lbs. of andouille sausage (chicken sausage used here), cut in chunks
- 1/2 cup of celery, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 3 tbsp. of garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp. of olive oil
- 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
- 1/2 tsp. of onion salt
- 2 tbsp. of creole seasoning (give or take depending on your taste)
- S+P, to taste
- Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat
- Add sausage and let brown, about 6-7 minutes
- Add celery + onion + green pepper + S+P, cook until onion is soft, about 5 minutes
- Add garlic + cook for another minute
- Add vegetable broth + bring to a boil
- Add rice + beans + crushed red pepper + onion salt + creole seasoning
- Bring down to a simmer + cover
- Cook until rice is tender, about 20 minutes
- Eat for days!
9 thoughts on “Red Beans + Brown Rice”
The vat of Red Beans and Rice looks great! Funny you mention you are good at yoga. I have a friend I used to go to school with. Back then she was as clumsy as a bear. She was also pigeon-toed and would trip on her on two feet, but that was then. Her yoga poses are out of this world. I have seen pictures that blow my mind. Good luck with it!! I need to get serious about it myself. I enjoyed it when I tried. 🙂
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Ugh that gives my clumsy self hope! It’s just fun. Been a good outlet! Not sure I’ll be standing on my head anytime soon, but if I do I’ll post some pix 🙂
Would love to see the pix! Just wanted you to know there is hope! 😉
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Wow, these looks great. Love the chopped onion and pepper addition. Adds flavor to the dish and gives a tiny crunch. Yum.
Gotta have some veggies in there. Thanks for reading!
Whoa that looks incredible! I’m the least athletic person I know (I’ve been told I run like a grandma). I really should give yoga a try, too – heard great things.
Hahaha you & I are cut from the same cloth. Try the food & the yoga! You can sit in the back corner & if you fall over no one will see you.
This reminds me of “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix A Lot
“Give me a sista I can’t resist her
Red beans and rice didn’t miss her”
OMG I am laughing so hard. You rock my world. I LOVE LOVE LOVE you humor and can’t wait to try your recipes.