Texas Red Beans and Rice


It was born in Louisiana, but it came of age on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Serve as a main dish with some corn bread or warm tortillas, or as a side dish with veggie burgers. If you're cooking ahead, this recipe is delicious the next day.

  • SERVINGServings


  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/4 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced (1 cup)
  • 2 pickled jalapeƱos, seeded and chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup dry red beans, soaked overnight and drained
  • 3/4 cup uncooked basmati or jasmine rice
  • 4 scallions (white and light green parts), chopped
  • 3 Tbs. chopped cilantro


In large saucepan, heat oil over high heat. Add onion, celery, bell pepper, jalapeƱos and garlic and cook, stirring often, until onion is softened, about 2 minutes. Add broth and beans and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are almost tender (add water if necessary), about 20 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Stir in scallions, cilantro, and rice. Cook until beans are tender and rice is cooked. You may add more broth or water if necessary.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 4
  • Calories: 484
  • Carbohydrate Content: 61 g
  • Fat Content: 8 g
  • Fiber Content: 10 g
  • Protein Content: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 295 mg