Vegan Red Beans and Rice for 2

Vegan Red Beans and Rice for 2

You’ve probably noticed that I’m trying to come up with more savory recipes for the 1 1/2 to 2 quart slow cookers. I live in a two person household with a slew of wonderful (and demanding) companion animals.

I know I’m not the only one without a large family. By making a smaller amount for dinner, it lets me try something new every night. If you have a larger family, or prefer not to cook everyday, feel free to double the recipe and use a 4 quart slow cooker.

Once again, this recipe starts off with dried beans. You can use canned or pre-cooked ones, just put the ingredients together in the morning instead of the night before and adjust the water accordingly.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry red beans
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free Cajun seasoning
  • A few drops liquid smoke or smoked salt
  • Tabasco, optional (to taste or serve on the side)
  • salt, to taste
  • cooked rice for serving
  • cooked vegan sausage links or grilled tofu, optional for serving (**will reverse the soy-free or gluten-free label!)
Read the whole recipe on Healthy Slow Cooking