In an effort to educate the younger generation and bring the Monday tradition of red beans and rice to the top of mind for adults, the three companies have decided to host an art competition, Monday’s Favorite Meal: Red Beans and Rice Art Competition.The contest will run through March 22 and is open to fifth graders and up across the state of Louisiana. For more details, go to MondayTradition.com/Contest/. (Submitted photo)
Three iconic Louisiana brands, Cajun Country Rice, Camellia Brand and Savoie’s Foods have teamed up and are on a mission. They want to shine a light on tradition — they want red beans, sausage and rice to be on every table in the state.
The nearly 200-year history of red beans and rice as Monday’s favorite meal is up for some debate, but most agree that it goes back to 19th Century New Orleans and the one-two punch of families serving pork at Sunday lunch and then looking for an easy meal on Mondays, the traditional wash day.