Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup dried red kidney beans
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ¾ cup chopped celery
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ¾ tsp. ground red pepper
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ (14-oz.) package turkey or pork smoked sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 cups hot cooked long-grain rice
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions

  1. Combine first 12 ingredients in an electric slow cooker.
  2. Cover with lid; cook on high heat for 5 hours.
  3. Discard bay leaf; stir in salt.
  4. Serve over rice; sprinkle servings evenly with green onions.
  5. Makes 4 servings. 

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