I will not be able to concentrate on writing this post or recipe if I do not clear this out of my head – but a famous Sir Mix-A-Lot song keeps running through my head when I read red beans and rice in my head, the part about red beans and rice didn’t miss her……….. So there, I said it and I bet a few of you have that song running through your head now too don’t you? Sorry about that.
I am not from the New Orleans area and have only visited there. If it weren’t so stinking hot and humid there in the summer I might want to live there. I love New Orleans in the fall months. I am telling you all of this so that you will understand that I am not claiming that this is an authentic southern style red beans and rice recipe made in my grandmomma’s house in the deep south or even taught to me be anyone who lives even near the Mississippi Delta.
This a recipe that recreates for me what my mind remembers as one of the best rice and beans dishes I had ever eaten. I ate it in New Orleans but don’t ask me to tell you when or where. I used to travel with my job in my younger years, and New Orleans was frequently on my agenda. Continue reading “Red Beans and Rice”