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Red Beans and Rice in the Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 -6 servings 1x
  • Category: slowcooker, crockpot, vegan, glutenfree,
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: dinner, entree, main
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice! This vegan red beans and rice recipe is so satisfying and perfect for chilly winter days.  Consider this your new I don’t feel like cooking but I want something that’s stick to my ribs cozy yet not covered in butter, cream or cheese. It’s like a rice casserole for the adult crowd, smoky beans and creamy rice that takes all of five minutes to throw together.


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 -6 servings 1x
  • Category: slowcooker, crockpot, vegan, glutenfree,
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: dinner, entree, main
  • Diet: Vegan
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 -6 servings 1x
  • Category: slowcooker, crockpot, vegan, glutenfree,
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: dinner, entree, main
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 2 15 oz. cans red or kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup each: finely chopped onion, chopped green pepper, chopped celery
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup rice
  • hot sauce, for serving

Instructions

  1. First, place the red beans, onion, green pepper, celery, thyme, garlic, vegetable broth, bay leaf, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper in a slow cooker and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  2. Then, if serving as a one-pot meal, stir in the rice, pinch of salt and pepper, and increase the slow cooker heat to high and cook for 1-2 hours depending on the rice you use (see notes.) Serve with extra hot sauce, as desired.
  3. Or, if serving separately from rice, make the rice as directed on the stovetop or in a rice maker. Next, divide the beans into four bowls and top with a scoop of cooked rice. Finally, serve with extra hot sauce, as desired.

Notes

Depending on the type of rice you use, it should cook in 1-2 hours on high. I used a sprouted blonde rice and it cooked in 40 minutes. Brown rice should take roughly 2 hours. If you decide that you don’t want to add the rice into the slow cooker, reduce the liquid to 1 cup and cook rice on it’s own.

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