This recipe is a great way to use leftover ham. You could also make it with smoked sausage if you like. I had grilled ham slices the day before and needed to use up the extra. The recipe makes enough to feed about 8 people, so if your family is smaller you may want to only make half.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 cups of dry rice
- oil for sautéing
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- about 3 cups of diced ham
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 can Fire Roasted diced tomatoes, or regular diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 cans kidney beans
- 2 tsp. hot sauce
Cook the rice according to the package directions. In a skillet, sauté the onion and garlic in oil. Add the green pepper and ham and cook for a few minutes, until the green pepper is tender-crisp. Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, hot sauce and beans. Bring to a boil. Cover and turn down the heat, letting it simmer for 10-15 minutes. Serve over the cooked rice, with extra hot sauce for those who like more spice.
Mmmm….sounds just like comfort food to me!
Beth Wilder says
Are the beans rinsed before adding?
Tiffany King says
Yes, I usually rinse and drain the beans.