Louisiana is home to a lot of great food, but I have to admit, I love red beans and rice, even if I am a born and bred Wisconsin boy.
A good recipe is here - my changes are...
Use Chicken Stock rather than water
I also use Turkey Smoked Sausage (just can't find the real stuff up north)
I prep the beans by bringing them to a boil, then off heat and covered for an hour.
I then drain them and start cooking.
I also serve the hot sauce on the side - the rest of the family is a little shy of heat.