Pirate Paul COMMENT: Yeah, first the kid wants to pick out the rice, then he wants to pick out the beans. After that, what would be left?
An important element to Popeye's version is that the dish is creamy. So don't use those hard shell kidney beans. Cook 'em down plenty, or else mash some and return to pot and cook some more.
Jan 18, 2007
RB&R Lover COMMENT: Popeye's Restaurants have one of the best Red bean and Rice receipes' I have ever tasted. Their Chicken is pretty good also, but I will go there anytime I feel like not making my own Red Beans. This receipe caught my attention but I don't see how it could duplicate the smokey slow cooked flavor of the original Popeye's.
Jan 14, 2007
just a thought COMMENT: Red Beans and rice is a true cajun dish and is made w/ pork to give it the flavor it has. and is simply marveluuuuuuuuuus.........this dish im not so sure about but the person dissin the beans and rice if you dont care for a food ... let it go not all food are for everyone geeesh
Jan 11, 2007
guest COMMENT: Uh, I don't see how people can review a dish without actually TRYING it. It looks pretty good to me.
Dec 27, 2006
Pirate Paul COMMENT: All of the other reviews are right. Popeye's makes one of the most authentic cajun/creole red beans dish, and has long been my favorite for a commercial version. Like most of their menu, they've got it down right.
The recipe offered here is NOT it. I was told by a mid-level Popeye's manager that they use bacon fat, which is no surprise because I know (Emeril will tell ya this too) you've GOT to have that in any self-respecting bean dish.
The cooking time is way off here too. You'd do better to look at Mexican refritos recipes for a start, and substitute red beans.
Sep 1, 2004
angbates Member since: August 28, 2004 REVIEW: This was horrible! It tasted nothing like Popeye's Red Beans and Rice. It had no flavor whatsoever. There must be a better recipe.
Sep 1, 2004
shametri Member since: September 1, 2004 REVIEW: That recipe sounds horrible won't try it! However I usually use red kidney beans. I season them with Tony's seasoning salt and a little garlic salt. And I let them boil until they are almost tender then I add chopped onion and bell pepper, and smoked andouille sausage or the closest smoked sausage you can get to it. ( Not polar sausage!) Then I let them simmer a little longer. I gently mash the beans a little wish makes the juices even thicker. Can't estimate the cooking time. You have to cook to your desired tenderness. Serve over long grain rice. This is a simple Louisiana family recipe and I guarantee this is a LOT closer to POPEYE'S
Apr 5, 2004
fmsmetters Member since: April 5, 2004 REVIEW: i dont know why, but i think beans and rice is NASTY put together. i cant really judge it because i havent tried it, but i dont think people would want to eat them together.... especially kids like me. we kids dont really like having things mixed with other things. its just plain old DISGUSTING!!!! but this is only my opinion. u should hear from other people to hear what they say, and then judge it.... i mean, whoever put this in here should think about having it at like a block party, or a party, or just something and see if people like it in order to judge it!!!! well, see ya. going to go judge other recipes!!!! bye bye!! p.s. nice try trying to get ur recipe on this website. i hope one day i will, too!!!!
Apr 5, 2004
fmsmetters Member since: April 5, 2004 REVIEW: Me again. Sorry, but I don't think people would like this. Because people might not like the rice, and will have to pick it out. Also, people (like me!) hate beans and might have to pick those out and get frusterated for picking them out all the time. But you know, this is just my opinion. Get other opinions to see if people around the world will like it!!!!
Mar 30, 2004
doublej Member since: February 25, 2004 REVIEW: 'm sorry, but i dont think these are popeye"s red beans I dont think popeye's uses chili beans.they have more of a smoked ham hock flavor.