Classic Red Beans & Rice

Slow-simmered with chicken stock, herbs and spices, these luscious red beans get an extra-flavorful kick from Andouille sausage.

Ingredients:
1 pound Rosita red beans
1 pound Andouille sausage, sautéed and sliced
¼ cup olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1-2 sweet red peppers, seeded and cut into ½-inch pieces
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
½ cup celery, cut into ¼-inch cubes
4 cups chicken stock, plus 2 cups water
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (if desired)
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
¼ teaspoon dried sage
1 bay leaf
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped parsley
Cooked long-grain jasmine rice, for serving
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method:
1. Rinse and sort beans, and then soak in a large pot of water overnight.

2. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté onion, red pepper, garlic, and celery in olive oil for 3-4 minutes. Rinse soaked beans, then transfer to a large pot with 4 cups chicken stock and 2 cups water. Stir sautéed vegetables into beans. Season with cayenne pepper (if using), paprika, thyme, sage, bay leaf and parsley. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer gently for 2½ hours until the beans are just tender.

3. Stir sausage into beans, and continue to simmer for 30 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, prepare the rice. Once the beans and sausage mixture is ready, serve them over the steamed jasmine rice.

Southern Classics Recipes

From spicy Andouille sausage and hand-milled Carolina grits to our own mix for light and fluffy biscuits, the soulful flavors of the South await this week, blending beautifully with Pacific Northwest produce like Hakurei turnips, Pink Beauty radishes and fresh garden greens, plus strawberries and rhubarb to whip up a delicious crisp for dessert. This comforting box also includes farm-fresh eggs, Spoon Full Farm Sun Sauce and sheep’s milk cheese to complement this classic, down-home-style spread. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Biscuits
This mix produces light and fluffy biscuits every time.

Classic Southern Potato Salad
A great side for this week’s Southern-inspired fare.

Sautéed Turnips & Greens with Garlic
Tossed with flavorful garlic, these turnip greens are incredibly tender thanks to a quick simmer in chicken stock.

Roasted Radishes with Brown Butter & Lemon
The sweet, nutty brown butter here lends a beautiful finishing touch.

Meyer Lemon Relish
This fresh-and-tart spread from Food & Wine is wonderful served alongside chicken, halibut or a freshly-toasted baguette.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp
A quick and easy dessert—simply toss strawberries and rhubarb with the following ingredients, then sprinkle with our signature crisp topping.

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