*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Red Beans And Rice
 
 Recipe By     : Sylvia Woods
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :2:00
 Categories    : Beans                            Ethnic
                 Soul Food                        Rice
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      Cup           red kidney beans -- dried
                         - dried red chili beans -
    5      Cups          water
    1                    smoked ham hocks
    2      Tablespoons   salt
      1/2  Teaspoon      red pepper flakes -- chrushed
      1/2  Teaspoon      dried thyme
    2      Cups          rice -- converted
 
 1)  Soak the beans overnight in 5 cups of water in a cool place or in the
 refrigerator.
 
 2)  Drain the beans and place them in a 5-quart pot.  Add 4 cups of water,
 the ham hock, salt, red pepper, and thyme.  Heat to boiling , then reduce
 the heat to a bare simmer.  Cover and cook until the beans are almost
 tender, about 1 hour.
 
 3)  Stir 1 cup of water and the rice into the beans .  Heat to boiling,
 reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook, covered, until the rice and beans
 are tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 25 minutes.  Check the
 seasonings.  If you like, you may remove the meat from the ham hock and mix
 it into the rice.  Serve hot.
 
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