Red Beans and Rice


  1. Rinse beans and soak overnight
  2. Heat oil in a skillet, cook onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic 3-4 minutes
  3. Put beans in large pot with 6 cups water, stir cooked vegetables into the beans
  4. Add bay leaves, pepper, thyme, sage, parsley and seasonings, bring to boil then reduce to medium low and simmer for 2.5 hours
  5. Brown sausage on stove then stir into the beans, simmer 30 minutes
  6. Prepare rice in rice cooker or on stove top
  7. Serve beans over rice and drizzle some pickle brine over the top