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New Orleans-Style Red Beans and Rice with Fresh Ham Hocks

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  • 1 lb. red beans (dried)
  • 1 lb. ham hocks (fresh)
  • 3/4 tsp. seasoned salt (divided)
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 6 cloves garlic (peeled, finely chopped)
  • 1 cup onions (chopped)
  • 1 tsp. ground thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 4 cups rice (hot cooked)
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    1. Sort and wash beans; place in large Dutch oven. Cover with water 2 inches above beans. Bring beans to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain beans and set aside.
    2. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt over sides of ham hocks. Heat vegetable oil in Dutch oven; brown ham hocks 3 minutes on each side.
    3. Add reserved beans, remaining seasoned salt, 4 cups water, onions, thyme, bay leaf and pepper and stir to blend. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and cover; simmer 2 to 3 hours or until beans are tender.
    4. Remove bay leaf and serve beans over rice.
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