Red Beans and Rice Soup is a delicious, easy, and inexpensive meal that’s ready in 15 minutes!
Honestly, this meal came about from one of those nights when I totally forgot about making dinner. There was almost nothing in the fridge or pantry, and I was desperate for a trip to the grocery store. The leftover white rice from our Chinese take out the night before and the lone can of beans in my pantry inspired me to make something yummy from very few ingredients. It took me 15 minutes (maybe less) from start to finish, and the results were really delicious! This is simple comfort food anyone can make!
This is pretty much a really saucy version of red beans and rice. Nothing fancy or new here, but I decided to share it with you because sometimes we forget that something so simple can be a great meal! Especially on days and nights where you are pressed for time, or over due for a trip to the grocery store. This cost maybe $2 to make and serves 4 adults easily.
You can add lots of crushed red pepper to make it nice and spicy, or leave it out altogether if you are feeding little ones or you just don’t like heat. Sausage or shrimp would be really good in here too, if you happen to have some on hand!
I cannot get over how insanely quick and easy this is! It looks so good and comforting!
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Lori Hart says
Love me some red beans and rice.It looks amazing! I found you over at Pint Sized Baker’s Two Cup Tuesday party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it as much as I do. Here is the link http://bit.ly/1l4cu0j. Have a wonderful day!!
Melissa from HungryFoodLove.com says
This is right up my alley…. I am a rice and beans kind of girl. Yum!
Coleen @ The Redhead Baker says
I hate when I forget all about making dinner! We usually end up ordering something. What an easy meal to make with pantry ingredients!
Nutmeg Nanny says
This rice looks great!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
I could definitely go for a bowl of this soup right now Stephanie – it looks delicious!
Jessica (Savory Experiments) says
Great comfort food- this looks amazing!
Ginny McMeans says
I could eat a gallon of this. Looks so good!
Growing up in my Italian household if you can crushed tomatoes and some beans you could make soup, nonna added some pasta and greens and called it dinner.
This red beans and rice soup looks amazing! I could eat a huge bowl of it right now!
Colleen (Souffle Bombay) says
So funny – I think my husbands favorite thing to eat is baked beans over rice – I had never heard of that before meeting him. Its so simple and he literally wiggles in his seat with excitement whenever I remember to serve that, lol! I have a feeling your simple soup would be right up his ally!
Courtney @ Neighborfood says
So true! I do forget how great the simple things are sometimes. I’m so glad you shared!
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says
I love love love this! With a little dollop of sour cream and maybe some cheese. The best meals always come from necessity!
Lana @ Never Enough Thyme says
You’re so right – we can very often make a delicious meal from standard pantry ingredients if we just use a little imagination! I can’t think of anything more delicious and comforting than a bowl of this soup after a long, busy day.
claire @ the realistic nutritionist says
Simple, healthy and delicious. totally my cup of tea. Or soup 🙂
Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled says
Looks delicious, I am always looking for new ideas to make for dinner! 🙂
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
This soup sounds so filling and fantastic but I’m loving all the other recipes you listed below this one too! Yum!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
Since that’s me pretty much all the time I need to add this recipe to my list!! 🙂
Amanda ( The Kitcheneer) says
This looks great! I could eat a bowl of this now!
I love to find new ways to incorporate beans into our meals.
Matt Robinson says
When the pressure is on and you have no idea what to make, sometimes that’s when you come up with something great, like this soup. Absolutely love it Stephanie!