New Orleans red beans and rice

So I have decided to try and cook one new dish each week. I was searching for recipes and stumbled upon a whole bunch of Southern recipes, (think Kentucky fried chicken south.) Oh boyo did they look delish! So many mouthwatering dishes I want to try, it was hard to pick where to start. In the end I decided to dip my toe in the shallow end and give this recipe a try. http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/new-orleans-red-beans-rice-10000000257296/

 

Now I did have to make some changes, I’m not sure if the red beans they are referring to are red kidney beans or not but that is what I used. (200 grams dried) And I used chorizo for the sausage.

And as I don’t have a slow cooker, I pre cooked the beans, and cooked everything in my big stew pot on low for  hours.

 

I also did not have any Creole seasoning, so I made some up using this recipe : http://homecooking.about.com/od/spicerecipes/r/blspice14.htm But I halved the black pepper and only used a tsp of hot cayenne so it wasn’t too spicy for the kids.

 

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And the verdict was….. hubby did not like it, (he doesn’t like chorizo so it was not unexpected) it was too spicy for my 8 year old, but Mr 2 and I loved it!

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