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Popeye's Red Beans and Rice

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Rating: 2/5
5 reviews

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   4

recipe id: 3919
cook method: stovetop

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2 cups cooked long grain rice
1 can (16 ounce size) red chili beans in chili gravy
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 dash garlic salt


In saucepan, heat beans without letting them boil. Stir in chili powder, cumin and garlic salt. When piping hot, add warm rice and gently mix.

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437 calories, 2 grams fat, 95 grams carbohydrates, 13 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in fat.
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Pirate Paul

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.

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RB&R Lover

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.

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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

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Uh, I don't see how people can review a dish without actually TRYING it. It looks pretty good to me.

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Pirate Paul

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.

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Aug 28, 2004

REVIEW: 1 star recipe rating
This was horrible! It tasted nothing like Popeye's Red Beans and Rice. It had no flavor whatsoever. There must be a better recipe.

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Sep 1, 2004

REVIEW: 1 star recipe rating
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

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Apr 5, 2004

REVIEW: 1 star recipe rating
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!!!!

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Apr 5, 2004

REVIEW: 1 star recipe rating
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!!!!

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Feb 25, 2004

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
'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.

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