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  • Emeril Lagasse’s Red Beans and Rice Recipe Links

    Emeril Lagasse’s Red Beans and Rice Recipe Links

    Hi everyone, I wish I could just put Emeril’s recipes on this blog, but because of copyright restrictions I can only post the links to his recipes. They look delicious! Lots of flavor, but not too spicy. Both recipes have a lot of meat. The first link is to Emeril’s website, the second link is [...]

  • Bean Soaking Methods

    Bean Soaking Methods

    All dry beans should be hand-sorted, rinsed twice with water and soaked according to any one of the following methods. Dry beans are a raw agricultural product and may contain dirt, stones and other debris. Gas-Free Method Beans cause gas because they contain indigestible sugars that ferment in our intestines. Fermentation of sugars produces carbon [...]

A Little Louisiana Cultural History
[ 0 ] August 11, 2012

A Little Louisiana Cultural History

Louisiana really has 3 distinct cultural areas, New Orleans, Acadiana or Cajun country, and the rest of the state north of Alexandria. Most people outside the state associate Louisiana with New Orleans and don’t realize Cajuns aren’t New Orleanians. All three cultures are entirely different. Cajun refers to people originally from southern France who immigrated [...]

The History of Red Beans and Rice
[ 1 ] March 26, 2010

The History of Red Beans and Rice

The History of Red Beans and Rice When it comes to the traditional favorite known as red beans and rice (Oryza Sativa), most know it’s a dish that originates from Louisiana. However, there’s a whole lot more than meets the eye with this Louisiana favorite, so let’s dig a little deeper into the history of [...]

Red Beans and Rice
[ 2 ] February 27, 2009

Red Beans and Rice

One of the most popular dishes known to Louisiana Creole is the red beans and rice recipe. While not much is known about the origins of the dish, many people believe that it was made on Mondays (washday) because the laundry left very little time for cooking or anything else. Although washdays were certainly a [...]

The Furcas’ Red Beans and Rice Recipe
[ 0 ] November 3, 2007

The Furcas’ Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Here is a story and recipe from a fellow blogger. Please follow the link back to read lots of other interesting stuff! It was rainy and cold and dark all weekend, which was perfect for my mood. We pretty much huddled in our apartment for two days straight, playing Madden, watching scary movies, eating takeout, [...]

Crock Pot Adaptation for Red Beans and Rice
[ 3 ] September 23, 2007

Crock Pot Adaptation for Red Beans and Rice

All the recipes on this site can be easily adapted for use with a slow cooker or Crock pot. Make sure you have a sufficiently large slow cooker to hold 5-7 quarts. If you don’t, you can cut the recipes in half to fit in a smaller slow cooker. Simply prepare everything exactly as the [...]

Emeril Lagasse’s Red Beans and Rice Recipe Links
[ 1 ] September 23, 2007

Emeril Lagasse’s Red Beans and Rice Recipe Links

Hi everyone, I wish I could just put Emeril’s recipes on this blog, but because of copyright restrictions I can only post the links to his recipes. They look delicious! Lots of flavor, but not too spicy. Both recipes have a lot of meat. The first link is to Emeril’s website, the second link is [...]

Chef Lou Rice’s Red Beans and Rice Recipe
[ 0 ] September 6, 2007

Chef Lou Rice’s Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Chef Lou is the Ozarks Cooking Columnist for News-Leader.com of Springfield, MO This recipe looks really spicy! It has Tabasco sauce, crushed red pepper and Tony Chachere’s. Serves 8 2 thick slices of salt pork 1 cup red bell pepper, small dice 1 cup green bell pepper, small dice 1 cup onion small dice 1 [...]

Are Red Beans and Red Kidney Beans the Same?
[ 0 ] August 26, 2007

Are Red Beans and Red Kidney Beans the Same?

In short, no. Red beans are not the same variety as red kidney beans. They are smaller and have a smoother taste and texture than their kidney bean cousins. They are the most popular in the Caribbean region, where south Louisiana got it’s passion for red beans and rice. This also demonstrates that the differences [...]

Louis Armstrong’s Spicy Pepper Cornbread
[ 0 ] August 26, 2007

Louis Armstrong’s Spicy Pepper Cornbread

Louis Armstrong’s Spicy Pepper Cornbread 3 cups yellow cornmeal 1 cup cream-style corn 1 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 1 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup chopped jalapeno peppers Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and pour in a 9- by 13-inch ungreased pan. [...]