Red Beans and Rice on Monday has been a staple in our area for many, many years, and now Governor John Bel Edwards is making it official.

Governor Edwards has proclaimed Monday (of course), October 24th, 2022 "Red Beans and Rice Day", and he is doing it for a great reason.

KLFY TV10 is reporting that Governor Edwards made the proclamation earlier today to promote the Louisiana tradition.

The timing of the proclamation is perfect, if not calculated.


Cajun Country Rice and Camellia Beans work well together in a bowl and they work well together in the community, as they are teaming up to help families across the state suffering from food insecurity.

Second Harvest Food Bank will be receiving donations from the companies to help families across Louisiana find their next meals, with the goal of bringing meals to 100,000 households across the state.

Second Harvest Food Bank - Feeding South Louisiana, Facebook
Second Harvest Food Bank - Feeding South Louisiana, Facebook

If you are wanting to celebrate and help the cause, you can pick up some Cajun Country Rice and some Camellia Beans and whip up some red beans and rice for your family this week. Here is a link to the Red Beans and Rice recipe that Camellia Brand calls their "Famous New Orleans Style Red Beans & Rice".

If you'd like to try the dish with an added twist, Cajun Country Rice has a recipe on its website called "Red Beans & Rice with a Twist".

Bon appetit!

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