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Slow Cooker Louisiana White Beans and Rice

I grew up eating this dish since I was born and raised in Louisiana. Typically you might hear of red beans and rice with Andouille sausage, which is traditionally eaten on Mondays using soaked red kidney beans, cooked with a ham hake, Creole seasonings, bay leafs, and sausage added in or topped servings over cooked rice. 
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White beans are also called Great Northern Beans, not to be confused with  Navy Beans, they are bigger but smaller than Cannellini beans or White Kidney Beans.
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Together its a complete protein, relatively cheap maybe $10 for a whole pot of beans, rice and sausage and can be GLUTEN-FREE. Also can last for multiple meals.
Please note I used a 7 quart Slow Cooker, so the cooking times might be different for each slow cooker.

Serving: 2 to 3 Meals

Recipe
White Beans Soak
2 pound package Dried Great Northern Beans
6 Bay Leaves
1 Tablespoon Sea Salt
5 to 6 Cups water

Go through the beans and take out any ones that look bad.
Line slower cooker with liners, add white beans, bay leaves and salt. Add enough water to cover the beans, about 3 to 4 cups. Cover and leave alone. You may need to add more water a couple of hours later. Let the beans sit for 12 to 16 hours without any heat.
Cooking White Beans
1 Ham Hock, you can not use it but it gives the beans great flavor (should be able to find at a butcher or in your grocery store)
3 to 4 Tablespoons Creole Seasoning, or to taste
24 ounces (1.5 pounds) Andouille Sausage or any seasoned sausage
1 to 2 cups Water
Parsley, optional
Cooked Rice

Add ham hock to the soaked white beans then sprinkle Creole Seasonings. You may need to add some additional water to the beans. Put the slow cooker on low and let it cook for 4 to 5 hours. Stir occasional. 1 hour before serving mash beans lightly then add Andouille sausage. Turn off the heat and let it sit covered, the broth will thicken. Cook rice while the beans are simmering. Serve beans over cooked rice, I cooked Jasmine Rice. Sprinkle a little parsley over the top. Let it cool slightly before consuming.

Comments

  1. Definitely looks good! I love the flavor the sausage adds to it!

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  2. I don't think I've even tried a bean dish before. Might have to give this a try and surprise my family!

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  3. Before I became a vegetarian I LOVED sausage. I may have to try this with veggie sausage. It looks so good!

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  4. Yay another recipe! You're turning me into quite the adventurous cook!

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  5. Wow this looks absolutely excellent! I really need to get myself a slow cooker pronto!

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