Red Beans and Rice Recipe My Way

No I am not an expert on Rice and Beans in the South way of making them or in the wonderful Latin way, but an expert on spicing it up! 
This is something easy to make come out perfect and a great side  for barbecued meals.

2 cups red beans or pinto beans canned or dried cooked
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic

2 cups cooked rice to package instructions 
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
dash of cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Saute cooked beans in 1 tablespoon or more of olive oil with 1 teaspoon minced garlic around 1 minute. Add the cooked rice to a bowl with bean mixture. Toss with all seasonings, add the olive oil to the mixture blend together.

Serve warm with your favorite barbecued meat.

+claudia lamascolo Author

Suggestions for meats:

Barbecue Spare Ribs with Jack Daniels
Barebecue Chicken Legs with Hot Sauce
Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwiches


  1. I like the mix of spices you used for this dish. Healthy and very appetizing :) Bye, have a good we

  2. I don't care if you are an expert these sound good to me. I will have to give these a try next time I make some sausage.

  3. Love the spices! You're a great cook, Claudia!

  4. Deliciously nutritiously loaded dish :) and... I bet the flavor SPICY is super warming.

  5. Looks good for an Italian Cajun :-)

  6. This is how I make mine and use it as the base for a burrito bowl adding grilled chicken, cheese and other fixings. Thanks for sharing I love your recipes!

  7. Sounds delicious! Since I love beans & rice, I will have to try this!


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