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Spicy Red Beans & Rice with Turkey Kielbasa


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 16-ounce package turkey kielbasa, sliced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 15-ounce cans kidney beans, drained
  • 1 16-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped
  • ยฝ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ยฝ teaspoon black pepper
  • ยฝ teaspoon paprika (for a spicy kick)
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped green onions and fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Rice:
    • In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
    • Add the rice, stir, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is tender and water is absorbed.
  2. Cook the Kielbasa:
    • While the rice is cooking, heat a large skillet over low heat.
    • Add the sliced turkey kielbasa and cook for 5 minutes until it starts to brown.
  3. Saute Aromatics:
    • To the skillet, add chopped onion, diced green bell pepper, and minced garlic.
    • Saute until the vegetables are tender and aromatic.
  4. Combine Beans and Tomatoes:
    • Stir in the drained kidney beans and chopped tomatoes with their juice.
    • Season the mixture with dried oregano, black pepper, paprika, and salt to taste.
  5. Simmer the Red Beans & Kielbasa Mixture:
    • Allow the mixture to simmer uncovered for an additional 20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the sauce to thicken slightly.
  6. Serve Over Rice:
    • Once the rice is cooked, fluff it with a fork and divide it among serving plates.
    • Spoon the flavorful red beans and kielbasa mixture over the rice.
  7. Garnish and Enjoy:
    • Garnish with chopped green onions and fresh parsley for a burst of freshness (optional).
    • Serve hot and enjoy your delicious Spicy Red Beans & Rice with Turkey Kielbasa!

This recipe is a perfect blend of savory kielbasa, hearty kidney beans, and flavorful spices, creating a mouthwatering dish that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds.

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