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Grandma George


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A fun and easy way to package great gifts for giving
Give jars by themselves or use as the perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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Red Beans & Rice
~ Mix in a Jar ~


2 cups dried red beans
1 cup uncooked long grain white rice**
(**put rice into a sandwich size ziplock bag)

~Seasoning Packet~
1 tbsp dried bell pepper flakes
1 tbsp dried minced onion
1/2 tsp dried minced garlic
2 tsp seasoned salt
1 bay leaf
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp celery seed
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper

In a small bowl combine the seasoning ingredients
Place in a snack size ziplock bag
Place red beans in wide-mouth 1-pint canning jar in order listed above
Add the seasoning packet and the rice packet to jar

Put the lid on the jar and tie a homespun fabric bow around the lid
As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid

Attach jar labels to the jar with the following instructions

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~ Red Beans & Rice ~

1 jar rice and bean mix
1 ham bone
2 cups water
1 tsp salt
1 lb spicy *OR* regular smoked sausage, sliced
salt and pepper to taste

Remove rice and seasoning packets from jar
and set aside. Wash beans. Place in a
dutch oven; cover with enough water to cover
the beans and soak overnight. The following
day, add the ham bone and the seasoning
mixture to the beans (do not drain the beans)
If necessary, add additional water to cover the
beans. Cook, partially covered, over medium-low
heat for 3- 4 hours. Add additional water if needed
About 30 minutes before serving, combine the rice,
the 2 cups of water and salt in a saucepan and
bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover pan
and cook 25-30 minutes without lifting lid
About 20 minutes before serving, add
sausage, salt and pepper to beans
Serve over rice


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