Recipe: Red Beans & Rice

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Every Thursday on the Good Food Blog we share a recipe from our archives.

Judy Walker is the food editor of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans.  She is the co-author of Cooking Up A Storm with Marcelle Bienvenu, a columnist for The Times-Picayune.  After Katrina, the newspaper became the central point for collecting recipes washed away in the storm.  Judy and Marcelle compiled 250 of them in their book.

Many New Orleanians eat Red Beans & Rice on Monday, what was once called “wash day.”  According to tradition, many people eat a large family meal on Sundays, usually one that includes a ham.  The ham bone is then simmered with the rice all day Monday while the laundry is being done.

  She first shared this recipe for Red Beans & Rice on February 21, 2009.

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