Slow Cook and Hold Game Day Recipe: Louisiana Red Beans and Rice
It’s that time of year again, March is finally here. That means spring is right around the corner. Warmer weather, spring break, and most importantly, March Madness.
That’s right, the yearly tradition of filling out your brackets and watching non-stop basketball is here. That also means watch parties for all the big games. Here at Thermodyne, we have just the thing for your game day meal, Louisiana red beans, and rice.
For an 8-serving Louisiana red beans and rice meal, you will need the following ingredients:
- 16 ounces of dried red beans soaked overnight
- 2 liters of water
- One large yellow diced onion
- One large, chopped ball of pepper.
- 16 ounces of andouille round diced sausage
- One cut and seeded jalapeno pepper (optional)
- Eight diced cloves of garlic
- One teaspoon of ground black pepper
- One teaspoon of Creole seasoning
- Six fresh shredded basil leaves
- One ham hock
- 4 cups of rice
Cooking time: 8 hours 20 minutes
For your beans
- Have your beans and water in the slow cook and hold oven. Then, brown the andouille sausage in a non-stick saucepan over medium heat.
- Please remove it from the saucepan with the help of a slotted spoon and move it to the slow cooker. Preserve any drippings
- In the same saucepan, add the onions, green pepper, jalapeno pepper, and garlic for 1 to 2 minutes to absorb the sausage's drippings.
- Cook and swirl for about 5 minutes till it is tender.
- Move everything from the skillet to the slow cook and hold oven.
- Add the vegetables to the mix.
- Layer the browned sausages, red beans, and ham hock
- Sprinkle pepper and creole seasoning into your mix. Then, incorporate the fresh basil leaves and ham hock.
- Shroud and cook on low flame for not less than 8 hours. By this time, your beans should be tender. If the bean mixture seems a bit too watery, remove the lid and set the heat to high to cook till it achieves a creamy texture.
- Draw your sausages from the pot and slice them, then put them back.
- Also, remove any ham from the bone and put it back.
For your rice
- Boil your rice until it is almost already. Then, draw out the excess water in a metal sifter and rinse it with cold water.
- Add a little amount of water to the empty rice pot and place your full rice sifter over the pool. Then put it on a moderate flame in a cooker.
- Cover your rice and cook for around 15 minutes.
About Thermodyne Foodservice Products
Founded in 1987, Thermodyne Food Service Products, Inc. specializes in the manufacturing of both countertop and full-sized slow cook and hold ovens. Each unit features Thermodyne’s patented Fluid Shelf Technology, in which low-temperature heat is transferred throughout each shelf rather than through the air. This not only ensures food quality and safety but also allows food products to be held for extended periods. Contact us today to find out about the incredible flexibility and serving capabilities made possible by Fluid Shelf Technology. To learn more, visit us today at Thermodyne Foodservice Products, Inc.
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