Red Beans + Brown Rice

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

How to:

  • 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

  1. Debbie Spivey says:

    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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  2. Sun says:

    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.


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