Friday, January 4, 2013

red-beans-amd-rice soup... 1 hour

the goods:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium white onion, diced small
1/2 medium green bell pepper, diced small
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
5 cup chicken broth (use vegetable broth for vegetarian)
3 cans (15.5 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup basmati rice
2 scallions, thinly sliced

In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and bell pepper and saute' until softened, 5 minutes. Add garlic and Cajun seasoning and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add broth and beans and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and season with salt and pepper. Simmer until broth is slightly thickened, about 20 minutes, skimming any foam that rises to the top.
Stir in rice and cook, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Add scallions and cook 5 minutes.

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