Explore the possibilities of cooking with kidney beans. mkgallery has compiled a short list of recipes that include Puerto Rican red beans and rice, minestrone with black-eyed peas and kidney beans, three-bean dal, a winter vegetable chili and more.
The fiber-rich beans in this soup make it satisfying enough to be a main course. This version gets an extra healthy boost from cabbage, a completely underrated vegetable that's loaded with fiber as well as vitamins A and C.
Basic red beans and rice recipes are ubiquitous in many cuisines for a reason: kidney beans soak up a ton of flavor and, when served over rice, will keep you full for hours. While some cooks use ham or sausage, this Puerto Rican-inspired meal uses bacon lardons.
In his excellent version of the traditional Chilean stewporotos granados, chef Alex Aguilera uses kidney beans in place of the customary cranberry beans, then folds in fresh basil and a swirl of paprika oil.