"the Gumbo Pages" Traditional Red Beans and Rice

1680 mins (prep 1440, cooking 240)
19 ingredients
8 servings
This recipe comes from "The Gumbo Pages" and it's the best basic recipe I've come across. I tweaked it a bit to make it healthier by omitting the smoked meat and substituting liquid smoke and using the turkey sausage. I have put the traditional notes on the ingredients as well. It also has a very good Vegetarian version I will post. Once you have the basics, you can taste and tweak it to you and your family's tastes as the beans cook down.

Categories:  beginner-cook , cajun , north-american , low-sat.-fat , creole , low-carb , one-dish-meal , low-in... , time-to-make , low-calorie , easy , main-dish , beans , american , >-1-day , inexpensive , southern-u.s. ,
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Serving Size (116.2 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 259.12 Calories from Fat 16.29
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.81g 22.32%
Saturated Fat 0.38g 15.24%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 38.03mg 101.42%
Sodium 80.61mg 26.87%
Total Carbohydrate 35.51g 94.71%
Dietary Fiber 8.67 g 277.53%
Sugars 1.27 g %
Protein 25.75g 411.99%
Vitamin A 17.31IU% Vitamin C 2.9mg%
Calcium 55.93mg% Iron 4.32mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large, celery ribs, liquid smoke, andouille sausage, dried thyme leaves, cooked rice