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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 I threw together that was delicious, easy, perfect for a barbecue and a great side dish and I just love red beans and rice no matter who makes it!
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 ( I used success rice which is instant)
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 of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of minced garlic. Add cooked rice in a bowl with the beans toss with all seasonings add olive oil, blend together.

Serve warm with your favorite barbecued pork.

+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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