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Easy vegan red beans and rice

Vegan New Orleans red beans and rice

Hearty, warming and delicious vegan red beans and rice. Perfect dish to bring to a party.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 478kcal
Author: Maria


  • 1 lb bag dry red kidney beans soaked overnight
  • 3 stalks of celery - diced
  • 1 medium red onion - diced
  • 1 red or green bell pepper - diced
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground sage
  • 1 tbsp ground thyme
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper (omit if you don't like spicy food)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 veggie bouillon cube
  • 5 cloves garlic - chopped
  • 6 cups water - plus more if needed
  • 2 vegan sausages - Beyond Sausage (Field Roast or Tofurky)
  • 2 tbsp Frank's red hot sauce
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (or whatever you have)
  • 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 3 cups white rice


  • Soak beans overnight or for 8 hours - drain and rinse the next day
  • Heat 1-2 TBL oil or water in a big pot on medium heat (3 minutes)
  • Add chopped onions, bell pepper and celery to pot
  • Cook for 7-8 minutes until veggies soften
  • Add ground thyme, sage and smoked paprika and cook for 1 minute
  • Add beans, water, veggie bouillon cube, bay leaves and garlic - stir
  • Cover with lid and bring to a boil
  • Turn down to medium low heat and simmer for 1.5 - 2 hours. Check every hour to make sure water doesn't run out.
  • Once beans are about ready to serve, fry your sausages in a separate pan. Chop up and add to beans
  • Add Frank's red hot sauce, salt, liquid smoke, vinegar and cilantro once the beans are cooked.
  • Cook white rice separately. Serve beans over the rice. Top with chopped onions, cilantro and more hot sauce



To make this recipe healthier, just omit the oil and use sauted mushrooms instead of the vegan sausage.


Calories: 478kcalCarbohydrates: 95gProtein: 20gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 924mgPotassium: 975mgFiber: 11gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 675IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 103mgIron: 6mg
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