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Monday, February 27, 2012

Red Bean (Next Time) and Rice Soup

And yes, there will be a next time! When inspiration hits sometimes ya just gotta run with it, even if you don't have the right beans handy... So here's a crazy Yankee's version of Red Beans and Rice Soup,
I loved it!
 The starch from the rice makes this creamy and wonderful.

Red Bean and Rice Soup
2 tsp olive oil
1 small onion, diced (about 1/2 C)
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 carrot, sliced
1 big clove garlic, minced
14.5 oz can of chicken broth
10 oz can of Rotel with juice (store brand is fine)
1 C water
1 tsp chicken base
2 tsp creole seasoning-I used Emeril's Essence, homemade recipe here
1/4 tsp paprika
1 C cooked kidney beans-rinsed if using canned and you can freeze the other cup
1/4 C long grain rice
  1. Heat pot and add oil, onion, celery and carrot, saute till onion starts to get clear, approx 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and saute for a minute or two.
  3. Add broth, Rotel, water, chicken base, creole seasoning and paprika. Slowly bring to a boil.
  4. Once it boils add beans and rice. Reduce to a low bubble and stir occassionally until the rice has cooked. Approx 20-25 minutes.
  5. Grab a big ole steamy bowl and love life!
Note: The pic was taken on day two, I do think this is best the day it's made.
Have a happy day:@)

22 comments:

  1. Soup is the BEST on day 2. I make it the afternoon before the day I want to serve it for that reason (but someone in the house always gets into early). This looks yummy!

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  2. Yum! This looks delicious - I think I like your white bean version even better - but then again, maybe that creole seasoning would be a bit put out with white beans! :)

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  3. I think a bean of any color would be good in this soup!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. It looks delish just like it is!

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  5. Hi there! Simple soups are the best - this one sure looks like its full of flavor. Hope all is well - ciao, Bella! xxoo

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  6. I would love this soup, it looks so good. White beans work for me!

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  7. What a great dish to serve on a cold and blustery day....like the one we are having now! :-)

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  8. What a perfect dish for a gray February day. It looks and sounds delicious.I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  9. I like your Yank version..we have a round of winter coming so this might just end up on the stove, thanks! xo

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  10. This looks absolutely wonderful. I love beans and rice!!!

    I'm having a homemade card swap over on my blog and would love it if you joined us! http://makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com/2012/02/homemade-card-exchange-wanna.html

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  11. This looks delicious, easy and nutritious! I've got it pinned for the weeks to come. Can't help but think a little HAM would be a nice addition...sorry sweet Earl!

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  12. This looks fabulous, and my soup loving younger daughter will be home for an entire week next week. I can't think of a better time to try it.

    Yum. Just yum.

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  13. Yum.
    I do love a good soup recipe. Especially one with beans of any color!

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  14. Hi Lynn,
    This soup looks and sounds yummy.
    Thanks for the recipe.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  15. YUM - super looking - and sounding - bowl of soup!
    Mary x

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  16. I made a big ole pot of soup today...and cornbread and the freshest, large, crisp green onions. Sooo good.

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  17. It looks as if we were thinking along the same lines today! It is called making it work with what you have! Your soup looks great. I don't know if I've ever mixed rice and beans in the same soup...but I will now!

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  18. I know my husband is going to enjoy this. Thanks for the recipe and it looks great.

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  19. Looks so great to me, you crazy Yankee!!! I'm wanting to make the bean & bacon soup you posted about, too.

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  20. What a beautiful color and I love the chunks you left in it. Sounds like a super healthy soup too. I love my soup thick and yours looks perfect.

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