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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Red Beans and Rice

Last night I had a guest chef in the Green Acres Kitchen.

Cameroni came for dinner!

We decided that we were going to make Daddy dinner. Daddy loves Red Beans and Rice, well actually the whole family does. I looked around my recipe books and the Internet and found a recipe that I could adapt to a milder form and that I actually had the ingredients.

Cameroni is a big help in the kitchen. He loves to cook. After school I find it very important to have activities scheduled for him. Sometimes it is as simple as us reading a book on the front porch or kicking the soccer ball around the yard. Henry is usually down for a nap so for about at least an hour Cameron has his Mama all to himself.

Red Beans and Rice
2 cans kidney beans, liquid included
1 onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
2 tbsp ketchup
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 can tomato paste (8 oz)
1 tsp chili powder
  1. Saute onions and celery in a little olive oil
  2. Add beans, ketchup, tomato paste, Worcestershire, chili powder.
  3. Stir and simmer for about 30 min.
  4. Serve over rice.

This is a super easy meal. It was a little sweeter than Mr. Miller and I usually eat but that made it good for the boys. We just added hot sauce. I figured that for those of you on Weight Watchers a 1 cup serving of the beans over 1/2 c of rice was 5 points. Not bad.


  1. we love beans and rice...thanks for sharing and tell chef Cameroni great job!

  2. Now that's a happy cook! And what's this new name of his? I would have expected an Italian dinner!