Andouille Soup with Red Beans and Rice

March 11, 2012 · 17 comments

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It wasn’t my intention, but I’m sharing this soup during a week that Chicago is supposed to get to 77 (!!) degrees. I’m pretty sure the temperature was in the 20s last week. Yay, Midwest! At any rate, while I definitely hit the soup hard in the winter months, I could easily eat it year-round.

I’ve mentioned many times how I like to make  brown rice, but that method doesn’t really work well when you’re making one-pot meals. I love making (or should I say, eating) an andouille/red bean/rice one-pot meal, but I often have more issues with it than not. I end up burning the bottom because the rice absorbed all the liquid before I had the chance to notice, or I take the pot off the heat and then realize as we’re about to eat it that, oops, the stupid brown rice is still not cooked. I sometimes parboil the rice, but then you have to worry about figuring out how much liquid to add and just…enough already.

This soup allows me to have all the flavor of that meal without any of the worry.  This soup is slightly spicy, very hearty, and quite delicious. This is definitely one of those meals you feed to someone who thinks soup doesn’t count as a meal. Between the sausage, brown rice, and beans, this one packs a protein punch and definitely fills you up. I use chicken andouille and since every other ingredient in this recipe is quite healthy, it also makes for a low-calorie meal. Score.

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Noelle (@singerinkitchen) March 11, 2012 at 10:21 pm

This looks tasty and flavorful!

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Joanne March 12, 2012 at 5:33 am

Soup has been my uber favorite, go-to healthy meal lately. And I think it’s gonna have to stay even for summer. I’ll just eat it all cold. :P

This does sound packed with flavor and could satisfy even the most vehement non-soup lover!

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Ben March 12, 2012 at 7:54 am

I miss those extreme changes of temperature. There’s no place like the Midwest, hehe. Great soup!

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Erica @ In and Around Town March 12, 2012 at 8:36 am

What a great and spicy soup recipe!

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Claudie March 12, 2012 at 9:59 am

Looks delicious! And the weather over here is still pretty cold, so I’ll take the soup! :)

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Urban Wife March 12, 2012 at 11:21 am

I don’t care if it’s always hot in Florida, soups are awesome any time of year. This looks delish!

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Celeste B. March 12, 2012 at 11:54 am

This sounds delicious. I don’t make one pot meals with rice for the reasons you mentioned. They just never turn out correctly. Good idea to change this into a soup.

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Amy March 12, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I love it. Chunky soups are always a good thing.

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Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are} March 13, 2012 at 6:05 am

Yum! This looks so delicious! Maybe approaching a gumbo – but not quite? I’m going to have to try this one soon.

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Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul March 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Delicious combination of flavours yet again Elly! Def a lot of protein and very filling too!

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Jessica @ Sunny Side Up March 14, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Ugh, I hate when I make a one dish rice meal and wind up scraping burnt bits of rice off the bottom or, like you said, biting into hard, not cooked rice. It’s such a delicate balance! This soup sounds amazing though, 70 degrees or not, I’d eat it!

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Platanos, Mangoes and Me! March 22, 2012 at 9:30 am

It’s a great looking soup….

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Kevin (Closet Cooking) March 25, 2012 at 3:39 am

I am liking the flavours in this soup!

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Jan January 16, 2013 at 5:20 am

Made this the other night and it was delicious! I didn’t have a green pepper, so I used 2 red. I also added an extra can of beans.

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elly January 16, 2013 at 7:39 am

Glad you liked it, Jan!

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