1 pound red beans 1 pound smoked ham hock 1 onion, chopped 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped Salt and pepper to taste 2 cloves garlic 1/2 stick margarine
Pick through the beans to remove any rocks. Wash beans and cover with water. Add onion, bell pepper, ham hock and garlic. Cook on slow fire until done, about 2 hours. Add salt, pepper, margarine and cook 5 minutes. Serve on rice with Louisiana hot sauce, French bread and butter.
1 Cup of Rice 2 Cups of Water or Stock 1/2 teaspoon salt (if desired) 1 tablespoon butter (if desired) 1 Egg for each cup of rice
Prepare rice: 1. Bring the water to a boil. 2. Add the rice, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of butter, stir once. 3. Cover the pot and return the water to a boil. 4. Immediately turn the stove down to simmer and cook about 15-20 minutes.
Rice is usually done when the water is completely absorbed.