Who says a hearty red beans and rice dish has to be laden with unhealthy, greasy sausage? Try this vegetarian option, which is not only packed with good, healthy ingredients but is also full of flavor. Serve with nice, hot cornbread for a complete meal.
TO SOAK DRIED BEANS: Pour beans into a colander, rinse well, and remove any small pebbles or broken beans. Place beans in a large bowl and cover with fresh water. Allow to sit overnight. When ready to cook, discard soaking water (never use soaking water in your recipes!) and rinse give the beans another good rinse.
Now your beans are ready to go into delicious, healthy and filling dishes like this Vegetarian Red Beans & Rice!
(NOTE: Prep time for this recipe does not include time for soaking beans)
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