New Orleans-style red beans and rice

New Orleans-style beans and rice Easy Food
Serves 8
500g dried kidney beans, (or other dried beans of choice)
4 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 celery stalks, chopped
1.4L water
2 bay leaves
½ tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp dried Thyme
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp Cajun spice
500g spicy chorizo sausage, sliced

For the rice:
950ml water
380g long-grain white rice

  1. Rinse the beans, and then soak in a large pot of water overnight.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Cook the onion, pepper, garlic, and celery for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Rinse the beans, and transfer to a large pot with the water. Stir the cooked vegetables into beans. Season with bay leaves, cayenne pepper, thyme, parsley, and Cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 2½ hours.
  4. Stir sausage into beans, and continue to simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the rice. In a large pan, bring the water and rice to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Divide the rice between serving bowls and top with the beans.

Per serving: 702kcals, 25.9g fat (7.9g saturated), 79g carbs, 2.4g sugars, 35.7g protein, 10.9g fibre, 1.114g sodium