Dinner And A Movie Ep. 11: 7/26/13 George, WA

[Postponed to Tuesday, June 9] This Tuesday’s Dinner And A Movie features Phish’s July 26, 2013 show from The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA. The full show will play this Tuesday at 8:30PM ET at or Phish’s Facebook page. For this week’s recipe, Page McConnell shares one of his favorites: Red Beans & Rice.

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A Note From Page:
This week I’ve decided not to do anything that resembles a sandwich. Instead, I’ve chosen one of my favorite recipes for Red Beans & Rice.

Now, I know that I will be hearing from some purists that this isn’t anything like what you might find at Mothers, or any of my favorite dining establishments in New Orleans. To them I would say that this recipe is not trying to replicate something, or transport you somewhere else; It is more of an interpretation. Anyway, I like it, and I hope you do too.

We recommend you serve it with a salad. And I always put plenty of hot sauce on it. Enjoy!

Red Beans & Rice

2 cans kidney beans, rinsed
1 package bacon, cooked
4 sausage links (we use andouille sausage)
1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 tbs garlic, minced
½ tsp dried thyme
¼ tsp allspice
1 can chopped tomatoes (you can use fresh tomatoes)
1 cup cooked rice
1 can coconut milk
1-2 tbs avocado oil

(Omit the meat to make it vegan)

– Cook the rice
– Cook your bacon in a separate pan, drain
– Meanwhile, add chopped onions, peppers to a large heated pot with avocado oil. Remove from heat when soft
– Chop sausage and brown in pot
– Add onion and pepper to pot and cook, add garlic
– Add thyme, allspice, tomatoes, chopped bacon, beans, rice and can of coconut milk.
– Mix together and allow to simmer for at least ½ hour