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:@)


  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!

  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! :)

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


  4. It looks delish just like it is!

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

  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!

  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.

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

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


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

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

  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!

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

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

  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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