Wash Beans and pick out any bad ones, drain
In bacon fat (or olive oil) saute 1 medium diced onion, celery, and green pepper until just soft
Add 3/4 tsp Cayenne pepper (or more depending on heat tolerance)
Add 1 pound red beans
Fill pot with water to 2" above chopped vegetables and red beans
Add ham hocks
Add 2 bay leaves
Cover and bring to rapid boil. Reduce heat and simmer for two hours.
After beans have been cooking for an hour, start brown rice.
In chicken fat or olive oil saute medium diced onion until just soft.
Add 1 cup brown rice and continue to just lightly toast rice
Add chicken stock 2.25 cups (or 1 part rice to 2.25 parts stock)
Add 1 teaspoon salt and one bay leaf
Cook over low heat for 45 minutes to an hour. Let sit 5 minutes and fluff. Remove bay leaf
Just before Red Beans cooking time is up, take out ham hocks -- cut off ham into bite sized pieces and add back to beans. If beans have not broken on their own, smash some to the side of the pot with a spoon to thicken beans. Take out bay leaves; add salt to taste (about 1.5 tsp)
Serve in shallow bowl - spoon Red Beans on one side and Brown Rice on the other. Sprinkle rice with chopped green onions. Serve with whole wheat multigrain French bread or corn bread.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (407g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 130 (31%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 14.4g||19 %|
|Saturated Fat 4.6g||23 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 6.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.7g|
|Cholesterol 25mg||8 %|
|Sodium 467mg||16 %|
|Potassium 834.3mg||22 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 54.2g||16 %|
|Dietary Fiber 8.5g||34 %|
|Sugars, other 45.7g|
|Protein 18.6g||27 %|
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Calories per serving: 418
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