Enjoy a taste of the south with this dish of Easy Red Beans and Rice with smoked sausage, tomatoes, chili powder and melty cheese, all ready in 20 minutes!
Want to spice up your weekly meal plan? Why not try this southern-inspired Easy Red Beans and Rice dish. Made with Minute® Instant White Rice, smoked sausage, chili powder and more, this dish delivers loads of flavor in just 20 minutes.
Cook sausage in a large, nonstick skillet on medium-high heat for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Add beans, tomatoes and chili powder and mix well. Stir in water and bring to a boil.
Stir in rice and cheese and cover. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, or until water is almost absorbed. Stir until cheese is completely melted.
This classic, Louisiana-inspired Easy Red Beans and Rice dish is perfect for a quick meal. Made with ingredients you can keep on hand, you’ll be ready to make it anytime the craving for southern cooking hits. It’s easy to put together with Minute® Instant White Rice, smoked turkey sausage, kidney beans, tomatoes, green chilies, chili powder and, of course, melty cheese! In under 30 minutes, you’ll have a mouth-watering, chili-like meal that is perfect to feed a crowd.
Your choice of sausage is a defining factor in this recipe. While we recommend turkey, any smoked sausage you like will do, whether it be pork, andouille or your favorite vegetarian option. A smoked sausage with more spices and other ingredients will add even more flavor to this dish.
To complete this southern-style menu, remember that this recipe goes great with a slice of cornbread or even some Quinoa and Sausage Breakfast Muffins!
For extra crunch, take a handful of your favorite corn chips and crush them over the top of your plate for a DIY crispy touch. If you’ve got picky eaters at home, buy scoop-shaped chips and offer them in lieu of a spoon! Kids (and adults!) will have fun scooping up these hearty, tasty red beans and rice.