Red Beans and Rice

Updated: Dec 9, 2018

I am elated to show you the voodoo of red beans and rice. Our goal is replicate the traditional recipe from New Orleans using ingredients easily found in your grocery store. Camilia beans are the traditional beans that are used in New Orleans. If you can't find Camilia, then chose a small red bean, this is also called the Mexican bean.

Brining the beans is an important step because it will soften the beans so as you cook them they will not crack open. This step will also season the beans from the inside out. The key to this stellar dish is to use the right substitutions for the hard to find ingredients.


3 tablespoons of table salt

1 pound small red beans, rinsed and picked over

4 slices bacon, chopped small

1 onion, chopped small