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A round white plate of red beans and rice with carrots, celery, ham, and turkey sausage

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice is a hearty, flavorful recipe that comes together easily in the crock pot. Add ham and sausage and you've got a scrumptious supper or side dish!
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Dinner
Cuisine Cajun/Creole
Keyword red beans and rice, Side, Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 427kcal
Author Echo Blickenstaff



  • Place meaty ham bone in a large crockpot. Add chicken broth, water, onion, celery, bay leaves, and Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning.
  • Cook for 4-6 hours on high, or 8-10 hours on low.
  • Remove ham bone. When cool enough to handle, cut meat off the bone and coarsely chop into bite size pieces. Discard bone and return chopped ham to crockpot.
  • Add kidney beans, sausage, shredded carrots, and chopped green pepper to the crockpot and stir.
  • Cook another 1 hour on high setting.
  • Cook rice on stovetop or in rice cooker.
  • Remove bay leaves.
  • Serve in bowls over hot, cooked rice. Season to taste with salt and pepper, extra Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning, or tabasco sauce.


Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 1477mg | Potassium: 491mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 8663IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg