Beans and Rice Recipe

There are days I truly enjoy cooking. Normally, cooking and I are not friends. We do not mesh well. Cooking for a family of five, including myself, is a task. Nobody every agrees on anything. Nobody every likes it. Everybody is whiny. But my family loves, really loves, southern home cooked meals. Those meals I love to cook. They’re fatty, there is tons of it, they take all day (but slow preparation makes them oh so yummy) and they include my love. Last night I cooked Beans and Rice (Brent calls them Red Beans & Rice but the beans as you will learn are NOT Red Beans – this meal is a southern home cooked favorite).

Beans and Rice Recipe
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Southern
  • 4 cups or larger of Pinto Beans (see NOT Red Beans)
  • 4 cups or larger of White Rice
  • 3-4 slices of bacon
  • 1 lrg Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 small Yellow Onion
  • 1 lrg Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 small Lemon
  • 2 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt
  • Garlic Salt
  • Pepper
  1. I soak the Pinto Beans like you are supposed to. Overnight, blah, blah, blah. You know the deal right?! About 2-3 in the afternoon I throw my beans into my crockpot with the UNCOOKED (torn into pieces) bacon slices. Cover ‘em up and leave ‘em alone. Then about the same time I dice up the Red Bell Pepper, Green Bell Pepper and Onion. In a mixing bowl I throw those in with the olive oil, squeeze all the lemon juice out into the bowl, then coat (I’m talking out of control) with the Salt, Garlic Salt, Pepper and Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning. (I also keep the seeds from the Bell Peppers) Mix them together so everything is evenly coated. Then fry ‘em up on low. I do about 3-4 on heat on the stove, letting them saute until they are mushy, mushy. Check your beans in a couple, three, four hours. When they are near to be doing (I honestly don’t really know how to tell, but you can!), start preparing your white rice normally. (Like the bag says LOL) Once rice is prepared, throw about 2 tbsp of butter in it and mix. Then grab your veggie mixture that you fried up and mix with the rice. Add MORE of the seasonings listed above. Mix together well. Serve with the beans and you’ve got a yummy, southern, home cooked meal!



  1. MommaYoung says:

    That sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing… Sounds like a good stretcher meal!

  2. Great spin on beans and rice! I'll have to try this sometimes.