Everyone has their favourite comfort foods. For me, it’s dishes like macaroni and cheese, lasagna, chili and red beans and rice. And if a comfort food is easy to make, even better. Like this plant based Red Beans & Rice made in the slow cooker.
It uses dried red beans (no need to soak overnight) and everything gets dumped into the slow cooker for a few hours. It really couldn’t be much easier. And by making the rice in the Instant Pot, this truly is a hands off dinner that tastes like you spent hours slaving in the kitchen.
This is a good one for Sundays during football season. I can cheer for my teams without thinking about what to make for dinner. And the leftovers are even better the next day which makes for a pretty happy Monday.
Making Red Beans & Rice in a Slow Cooker on a Boat
This is one of the easiest recipes I make on the boat. It really is as simple as dump it and forget it! Mashing the beans at the end thickens the sauce but it can be skipped – definitely personal preference.
For the rice, I use my Instant Pot – much easier than trying to get my propane stove to simmer. This recipe from Amy & Jacky works perfectly for me: Perfect Instant Pot Rice.
This Red Beans & Rice (Plant Based, Slow Cooker) recipe was made on a 1978 Tollycraft 37 using a Crock Pot 4Qt. Oval Slow Cooker. See other boat tested and tasted recipes.
Stay safe and happy cruising!
Red Beans & Rice (Plant Based, Slow Cooker)Red beans and rice are one of my comfort foods and it doesn't get much easier than this recipe! Dump everything into your slow-cooker and forget it. You don't even have to soak the beans.