Basic Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice

I should have gone to the grocery store this Sunday afternoon, but I took a nap instead. But before I crashed out onto the couch, I decided to hunt down something in the pantry to cook for supper. I found some brown rice and two cans of red beans, and this is what I came up with.

Basic Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice

2 cans of red beans, juice and all
1 cup brown rice
2 cups of water*
2 chickenĀ bouillon cubes* (I used Wyler’s Chicken flavor Herbs and Spices bouillon cubes)
Salt and pepper to taste

*You could also substitute 2 cups of chicken broth for the water and bouillon cubes

Place all the ingredients in your crock pot and cook on high for 3-4 hours. The. End.

I called this recipe “basic” because you could easily jazz it up any way you like. The recipe as written was very yummy! I imagine it could be even yummier to add your favorite seasonings, onions, bell pepper and some sausage. But, if you just need a cheap, quick and easy meal, this is it!

Enjoy :)

~Mama Train

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5 Responses to Basic Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice

  1. diana mcadams May 1, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    Love recipes when they’re simple and cheap. This one is a great one too, as far as ease of making it…just adds a lot of protein to the meal. Came from Stacey Vaughn

    Red Beans and Rice

    2 cans red beans
    1 lb. ground beef
    1 lb. pkg sausage (hot, if your kiddos can handle a little spice)
    1 onion chopped
    2 cans diced tomatoes
    1 t. Worcestershire sauce
    1 & 1/2 cup brown rice
    3 cups water

    Brown meats and onion and drain. Season to taste with chili powder, ground cayenne pepper, garlic salt, Cajun or seasoning salt ( I don’t add too much of anything until it’s cooked, cause I don’t want to get it too spicy..usually just salt and pepper ).
    Flavor is enhanced as it cooks. Add beans, tomatoes and Worcestershire. Place in crock pot. Cook on high for about 6 hours, or low for about 8-9 hours..

    • Amanda May 1, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

      This looks yummy! I’ll be trying it soon. :) Thanks for reading and sharing!

  2. diana mcadams May 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    Oh..and this makes a 5 qt crock pot full…so you could easily halve it….or freeze 1/2 for a later date when you really don’t want to cook..great with cornbread !

  3. amber October 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    Is the rice supposed to be uncooked?

    • Amanda October 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

      Yes it is! :-)

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