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February 6, 2013

Classic New Orleans dish gets a healthy makeover

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Add the onion to the saucepan and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and Creole seasoning and cook, stirring, 1 minute.

While the onion and garlic are cooking, mash 1 cup of the kidney beans with a potato masher or fork, then add them to the saucepan. Add the celery, pepper, remaining whole beans, chicken broth and bay leaf. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in the reserved sausage and the cooked rice. Cook until heated through. Discard the bay leaf before serving.

CREOLE SEASONING

Start to finish: 5 minutes

Makes about 1/3 cup

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon hot paprika

1 tablespoon garlic powder

11/2 teaspoons onion powder

11/2 teaspoons cayenne

11/2 teaspoons dried oregano

11/2 teaspoons dried thyme

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon kosher salt

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

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