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Pinto Beans in Sauce – 0.9lb (Tamek Barbunya Pilaki – 400g)
Red beans and rice is an emblematic dish of Louisiana Creole cuisine (not originally of Cajun cuisine) traditionally made on Mondays with red beans, vegetables (bell pepper, onion, and celery), spices (thyme, cayenne pepper, and bay leaf) and pork bones as left over from Sunday dinner, cooked together slowly in a pot and served over rice. Meats such as ham, sausage (most commonly andouille), and tasso ham are also frequently used in the dish. The dish is customary - ham was traditionally a Sunday meal and Monday was washday. A pot of beans could sit on the stove and simmer while the women were busy scrubbing clothes. The dish is now fairly common throughout the Southeast. Similar dishes are common in Latin American cuisine, including moros y cristianos and gallo pinto.
Red beans and rice is one of the few New Orleans style dishes to be commonly served both in people's homes and in restaurants. Many neighborhood restaurants continue to offer it as a Monday lunch special, usually with a side order of either smoked sausage or a pork chop. While Monday washdays are largely a thing of the past, red beans remain a staple for large gatherings such as Super Bowl and Mardi Gras parties. Indeed, red beans and rice is very much part of the New Orleans identity. Jazz trumpeter and New Orleanian Louis Armstrong's favorite food was red beans and rice - the musician would sign letters "Red Beans and Ricely Yours, Louis Armstrong".
The vegetarian dish Rajma chawal is very similar (which translates literally to red beans and rice), popular in North India. Red beans and rice is also a dietary staple in Central America, where it is known as "arroz con habichuelas". The dish is popular in Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Haitian and Jamaican cuisine as well.
Ingredients: Fresh Red Beans, Water, Sunflower Oil, Tomato, Green Pepper, Onion, Tomato Paste, Salt, Garlic, Sugar, Black Pepper.*
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|Serving Size 1 cup|
|Serving Per Container 4|
|Amount Per Serving 110g|| |
Calories from Fat 60
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7g|| 11%|
| Saturated Fat 1g|| 5%|
| Trans Fat 0g|| |
|Cholesterol 0mg|| 0%|
|Sodium 325mg|| 14%|
|Total Carbohydrate 7g|| 2%|
| Dietary Fiber 1g|| 4%|
| Sugars 0g|| |
|Protein 0g|| |
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:|
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
| Sat Fat||Less than||20g|
| Dietary Fiber||25g|