Lowcountry red rice

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Lowcountry Red Rice

Red Rice, South Carolina Low Country Cooking Learn how to make red rice, a popular side dish influenced by West African Jollof rice

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Lowcountry red rice is a side dish that can easily be served as a full meal.

Low country red rice is great for a Sunday dinner or any holiday meal. I like to cook a big batch so we can eat the leftovers for days after.

There are many variations on this recipe but I like mine loaded with seared sausages and green peppers. Many people like to add celery and shrimp as well but I like to cook my shrimp separately and serve it on top.

If you want to add shrimp to the dish I advise adding peeled and deveined shrimp to the top of the dish in the last 8 minutes of cooking, then tossing them with the rice and letting the dish stand covered for an additional 5 minutes.

Lowcountry Red Rice
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Serves: 8-10 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 4-6 smoked sausages
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cups of long grain white rice
  • One 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 4 to 5 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
Instructions
  1. Drain the can tomatoes but save the juice, we're going to use it to cook our rice. Combine the tomato juice and chicken broth to make 6 cups of liquid. We will use this liquid to cook the rice. Set this aside until ready to use.
  2. Start with a large Dutch oven with a lid. Place the pot over medium heat, add the oil to the pot and brown the sausages for about 3 to 5 minutes. Add in the chopped onion and bell pepper, saute them until they are soft. Stir in the rice and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the strained tomatoes.
  3. Pour the juice broth combination into the Pan add the Bay leaf and salt. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for 5 minutes. Cover the pot and place it in a 350゚ oven for about 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and check to see if done, all the liquid should be absorbed.

 

2 Comments

2 Comments on Lowcountry Red Rice

  1. pierre
    September 29, 2018 at 8:47 pm (2 months ago)

    Hello. Can I just leave the pot on the stove and let it simmer? I don’t want to heat up the kitchen with the oven.

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    • Demetra Overton
      October 2, 2018 at 1:08 am (1 month ago)

      Hi Pierre,
      You definitely can leave this on the stove top to finish cooking. I like to put it in the oven for even, gentle cooking but stovetop cooking is fine too! Thanks for reading

      Reply

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