This morning I demonstrated how to cook a healthy and budget-friendly version of New Orleans-style Red Beans and Rice on WCNC’s Charlotte Today show. It was an exercise in resistance. Typically my preparation of red beans and rice involves some serious cooking using an obscene amount of bacon and andouille sausage. Today’s recipe involved a shorter cooking time and the substitution of turkey sausage for the pork. Surprisingly, it was just as delicious.
For those of you who choose to watch the video you’re in for a few laughs. Paul Schadt hosts a morning show for a country radio station here in Charlotte. This week he is a guest host on Charlotte Today. Paul seems like a great guy, but he’s not an adventurous eater. Imagine my surprise when I realized that he had never tried beans or sausage before!