Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Nothing says Louisiana like Red beans and Rice!
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 6


  • 1 lb dried red beans rinsed and checked for stones
  • 1/2 cup pancetta diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped and seeds removed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp Mariposa Farms Fresh Italian Flat Parsley chopped
  • 2 tsp Mariposa Farms Fresh Thyme chopped
  • 3/4 lb smoked sausage cut into bite sized pieces
  • 11 cups chicken stock
  • 2 Mariposa Farms Fresh Bay leaves
  • 6 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 package Mariposa Farms Fresh Chives chopped for garnish
  • pinch cayenne pepper optional


  • Place rinsed beans in a medium pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour.
  • In a large pot, cook pancetta until very crisp. Add onions, celery and bell pepper. Cook until the vegetables are done (8-10 minutes). Add salt and pepper and cayenne. Stir.
  • Add in the garlic, thyme, parsley and sausage. Cook until sausage is browned, stirring frequently.
  • Pour beans and chicken stock into pot. Stir and add bay leaves. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 2 hours until the beans are done. Do not cover.
  • Serve over white rice. Garnish with chopped chives.