Red Beans + Rice

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I am a useless, garbage person.

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I would have it no other way.

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I’m not sure that I have ever contributed less to society than I did this weekend. I spent literally the entire time in doors with the shades drawn. I was essentially a Netflix vampire. I binge-watched an entire season of Parenthood. It just felt like the right thing to do at the time. The right amount of family love and drama. Perfect weekend watching!!!

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WRONG-O. That show sends me in a tail-spin every daggum time. I can (& do) cry at some point during every episode. My relaxing weekend of solace and zen turned into a cluster of anxiety and feelings! How did this happen? How did I let Saturday and Sunday go by and spend its entirety in a ball of feelings on my couch???

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Oh, because I’m a garbage person who loves her Apple TV that’s how.



Time: 6 hours (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4-6


  • 1 can of kidney beans, rinsed + drained
  • 1 can of hot chili beans (try to find some in a sauce + use all that goodness in this)
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp. of paprika
  • 1 tsp of chili powder
  • 1 tsp. of oregano
  • 4 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups of almost totally cooked brown rice
  • S+P, to taste
  • Cilantro, for serving

How to:

  • Combine beans + onion + pepper + jalapeno + celery + vegetable broth + paprika + chili powder + oregano + garlic + bay leaf + S+P in a crockpot
  • Cook on low for 4 hours
  • Stir in rice + S+P, cook another hour
  • Serve hot with cilantro
  • Put on mittens + hat + parka + curl up in coziest blanket near you with entire crockpot in hands + just go for it

9 thoughts on “Red Beans + Rice

  1. Rice N Dine says:

    I can totally relate! I spent my Saturday and Sunday just catching up on the virtual world and eating, sleeping, then eating again. But then again, I feel well-rested so no regrets, I guess. Your pictures are gorgeous! 🙂


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