Sriracha Beans and Rice

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shore lunch These rice and beans are tasty! Sriracha sauce is the kicker in this, but even without it they are delicious and hearty. Piled over a mound of rice, this will satisfy six, for certain it’ll feed four hungry angler after a day on the water. Serve this up with some grilled meat, fish or maybe sauteed shrimp. While this dish can be assembled and served in under an hour, you can save even more time by prepping the ingredients at home. Cooking it in advance at home though is the best option as this is one of those dishes that tastes even better the next day. When I have time, I’ll prepare it at home several days in advance, freeze it and pack it away in the cooler. I’ll cook the rice at camp while heating the beans in a separate pot – easy.

Despite the relatively short cooking time, these beans taste as if they were stewed all day. To achieve this, I use canned beans with the juices and mash them a bit to release the starches. “Sweating” the peppers, onion and celery first over medium heat, and then adding the rest of the ingredients in phases yields complex flavors to the dish.

supplies

 

Ingredients:

3 tbs olive oil

equal portions of chopped onion, pepper and celery:

1/2 onion, diced small

1/2 green pepper, diced small

1 stalk of celery, diced small

2-3 cloves garlic, chopped fine

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp italian seasoning

7 oz (half of a 14oz package) of smoked sausage, diced

14 oz can diced tomatoes with juice

2 – 14 oz cans small red beans, or whatever beans you prefer.

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp red wine vinegar, or to taste

1 tbs of Sriracha sauce

Salt to taste

2 tbs of butter (optional)

Cooked white rice (about ½ cup of uncooked rice per person)

 

Instructions:

sauteOn medium heat, sauté onions, peppers in olive oil 10 min, then add sausage and sauté another 10 min. Increase heat, add garlic, cumin and italian seasoning. Sauté another 2 minutes. Stir often.

 

tomatoesAdd the canned tomatoes and juice, bring to a boil and cook down a minute until the juices thicken a bit – about one minute.

 

 

 

beansAdd the beans, juice and all, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer.

 

mash

 

 

 

Use a bean or potato masher to release the starches. Add the Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and Sriracha sauce.

Simmer for at least 30 minutes, season to taste with salt.

 

Alternatively, you could could cook the beans in a pressure cooker lickity-split, say, 10 minutes.