HIGHLIGHTS

Close
Grocery Coupons

Grocery Coupons

Members can print free savings coupons

Brain Health Center

Brain Health Center

Learn how to live smart and stay sharp

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

Members save on e-
readers and tablets

Caring for loved ones?

Caring for loved ones?

Find the resources you need

Contests and
Sweeps

Safe Driving in 2014 Sweepstakes

Learn how AARP Driver Safety can help you stay safe—and enter for a chance to win $1,000. See official rules.

Most Popular
Articles

Viewed

Commented

Red Beans, Rice, and Filé Recipe

Cookstr
Course: Side Dish
Total Time: A Day Or More
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Moderate
  • Print
  • Bookmark
  • Recommend
 Red Beans, Rice, and Filé

Photo by: Joseph De Leo

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pound Camellia red kidney beans (see Notes)
  • 1 quart water, plus extra for soaking
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Filé powder (see Notes)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 3 to 4 cups hot cooked white rice

Directions

Cover the beans with water and soak overnight.

Drain the beans and discard the soaking water. In a 3½ 4-quart saucepan, combine the beans, onion, garlic powder, pepper, Filé, and salt. Add the water. If this does not completely cover the beans, add enough to do so. Cover and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, then lower the heat to maintain a simmer. Cook, stirring every 15 to 30 minutes, for 1½ hours. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook for another 30 minutes. The beans should be tender and beginning to fall apart. Serve over rice.

Notes

If you can’t find Camellia Red Beans in the store they can help you at www.camelliabeans.com

The quality of the Filé is critical to the dish. I suggest you obtain a bottle from Lionel Key via his website at www.unclebillspice.com


© 2008 Be Square Productions
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

This recipe serves 10. Nutritional information is based on using 3 cups of cooked white rice.

228kcal (11%)
48mg (5%)
3mg (5%)
0mcg RAE (0%)
682mg
71mg
12g
2g
8g
44g
0mg (0%)
706mg (29%)
0g (1%)
1g (1%)
4mg (21%)
FROM THE KITCHEN OF...

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Denny's Ranchero Tilapia

Members save 15% every day when dining at participating Denny's restaurants.

Outback Steak

Members save 15% Mon-Thurs & during weekend lunch at Outback Steakhouse.

McCormick and Schmicks (McCormick and Schmicks)

Members save 10% every day when dining at McCormick and Schmick's.

Member Benefits

Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change. Join Today