White Beans and Rice Recipe
The Creamier Cousin to Red Beans and Rice
If you are looking for a recipe that is perfect for Mardi Gras celebrations (or just for a delicious Monday night supper), white beans and rice will become your new go-to.
As with many Cajun recipes, you'll start with The Trinity of onions, celery, and bell pepper. This dish is not made with roux yet is still rich and thick.
Not pictured in the ingredient list, bacon fat is the perfect vehicle for bringing smoky flavor to every bite of your beans. Use the cooked bacon for garnish.
Add the chopped trinity and cook until the vegetables begin to soften. Add the garlic after about five minutes.
Then in goes a heaping helping of flavorful herbs and spices to build the complex flavor of your dish: Bay, smoked paprika, oregano, thyme, and Cajun seasoning.
Add your cooking liquid and then simmer those beans, low and slow, so they soak up all that flavor and cook up creamy and bursting with spicy goodness.
Plate them "fancy" by putting the rice in the center of your bowl, or just ladle the beans right over the top. No wrong way as long as you end up enjoying them!
Next time you're craving something warming and Cajun-inspired, don't forget the white beans and rice!
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