Cooking on a budget doesn’t have to mean cooking plain, boring food. In fact, there’s a Louisiana tradition that serves up big flavor and big servings without big cost.
Red beans and rice is the traditional Monday supper in New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana. After a weekend of bountiful eating, Monday was a day to cut back on the spending and eat on a budget. A while back, Monday was also wash day, and the beans could simmer all day on the back burner of the stove without a whole lot of attention. When the laundry was done, so were the beans.