Recipes and Cooking Red Beans and Rice with Squash 3.6 (13) This hearty rice dish makes a delicious and comforting fall dinner. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on May 10, 2013 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 25 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings: 5 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 ounce andouille smoked chicken sausage, bias-cut into 1/2-inch slices 1 teaspoon canola oil 1 15-16 ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 2 cup cubed butternut squash (8 ounces) 1 cup chopped green sweet pepper (2 small) 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth ¾ cup chopped celery ¾ cup chopped onion ¾ cup water ¼ cup no-salt-added tomato paste 1 bay leaf 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed ⅛ teaspoon ground allspice 1 ⅔ cup hot cooked brown rice Directions In a large nonstick skillet cook sausage in hot oil over medium heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add beans, squash, sweet pepper, broth, celery, onion, the water, tomato paste, bay leaf, thyme, and allspice. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Uncover; simmer about 5 minutes more or until mixture is slightly thickened. Remove and discard bay leaf. Serve bean mixture over rice. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 271 Calories 6g Fat 40g Carbs 16g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 5 Calories 271 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 8% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 35mg 12% Sodium 583mg 25% Total Carbohydrate 40g 15% Total Sugars 7g Protein 16g Vitamin C 40.9mg 205% Calcium 82mg 6% Iron 3mg 17% Potassium 690mg 15% Folate, total 48.8mcg Vitamin B-6 0.4mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.