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Beans and Rice

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Red beans and rice is a delicious and popular Louisiana dish, traditionally served on Mondays using the ham bone left over from the previous Sunday's ham dinner. Red kidney beans are most often used, but many purists feel the flavor is too strong and use the small South Louisiana red beans.

According to "The New Orleans Cookbook", baked ham should be used rather than country ham or smoked ham. They also recommend pickled pork or salt pork (if using salt pork, eliminate other salt in the recipe).

An excerpt from "The Picayune Creole Cookbook"
"In all the ancient homes of New Orleans, and in the colleges and convents, where large numbers of children are sent to be reared to be strong and useful men and women, several times a week there appear on the table either the nicely cooked dish of Red Beans, which are eaten with rice, or the equally wholesome White Beans a la Creme, or Red or White beans boiled with a piece of salt pork or ham."
-The Picayune Creole Cookbook, 1900

Recipes
Quick Red Beans and Rice
Red Beans & Rice
Louisiana Beans and Rice
Beef, Black Beans and Rice
Easy Black Beans and Yellow Rice
Beefy Rice and Bean Casserole
Caribbean Rice and Beans
Pinto Beans and Rice
Red Beans and Rice with Smoked Sausage
Louisiana Red Beans and Rice
Southern Red Beans and Rice

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