Homemade red kidney beans made with dried beans, and slow stewed with the Trinity, bacon, smoked sausage and a good ham bone or ham hock if you have one, served over hot rice. Served here with a pan seared pork chop and Southern green beans. Heavenly.
If you don't tend to think of rice and beans as a full meal, New Orleans red beans and rice may just be the dish that changes your mind. It's smoky, spicy, hearty, supremely comforting, and straightforward to make, too.