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Red Beans and Rice

This recipe is part of the recipe for Cajun Catfish with Red Beans and Rice


Makes 6 (1-cup) servings


1 cup water
1/2 cup uncooked rice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 tablespoons bacon bits
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 large heavy-duty foil baking bag (17x15 inches), lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Place water, rice and salt in 2-quart microwavable container; microwave on HIGH 7 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, except foil bag; stir until blended. Place foil bag in 1-inch deep jelly-roll pan; spoon rice mixture into bag. Double fold bag to seal. Shake baking pan to distribute contents of bag evenly.
  4. Bake 45 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Carefully cut bag open. Fold back top to allow steam to escape; serve.


For a milder flavor, reduce chili powder to 2 teaspoons.

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