Red Beans and Rice – Dinner for Two

December 14, 2019
rice beans and rice recipe

A Easy Red Beans and Rice recipe, perfect on it’s own or add sliced Andoullie sausage for a hearty evening meal.

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Easy, filling and healthy, the perfect meal after a long day.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1 (18 ounce) can red beans, drain and reserve the juice (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream


  1. Heat olive oil heavy saucepan and saute the chopped onions until soft.
  2. Add water and bean liquid to saucepan and bring to a simmer, you should have 1 cup liquid. Add more water if needed.
  3. Add the rice tand when it returns to a simmer, lower the heat and cover.
  4. Cook for about 15 minutes, remover lid and add red beans on top of the rice and replace the lid.
  5. Cook for an addition 5-8 minutes to read the beans an evaporate any remaining liquid.
  6. Divide between plates and top with topped avocado.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 86mg Carbohydrates: 54g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 17g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 11g

Average Cost of Ingredients Used in Red Beans and Rice Recipe:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil: 50 cents
  • 1 clove garlic, minced: 25 cents
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice: 50 cents
  • 1 (18 ounce ) can red beans : $1.79
  • 1/2 avocado: $1.00
  • Sour Cream : 50 cents

Estimated Total Cost: $4.54 (serves 2)
Average Cost per serving: $2.27

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