YUM! I made the best pot of Red Beans & Rice the other night. This was my first attempt and in fact, I don't remember liking it so much as a kid - I'd pick out the meat chunks and eat those, Mmmm...sausage.
Anyway, I had a coupon for Hillshire Sausage so I thought I'd make some. My sister, Hollis, made it sometimes when I was younger and gave me some direction. I soaked the beans over night, then I added Tony's (the a Southern spice), slices of sausage & some chopped up onions I had leftover from making lasagna. I simmered it all for about 4-5 hours until the water got brown and thick from the beans.
The last hour I was suppose to start the rice steamer, but I wasn't home so Jaron made an attempt. He didn't put the water in the right part to boil, so an hour later the rice was still soaking in the 2:1 water to rice ratio. The poor thing, he tries so hard.
Another hour later and the rice was still a little chewy, but the red beans were DELISH! Way yummier than I remember. AND I think its better the next day, heated in the microwave. I'd give you some pictures of it, but it just looks like mush.