My son asked about Dirty Rice (aka Rice Dressing), a Cajun tradition. There isn't much to it, actually, it's simply rice with ground meat and sausage..... and , well, here's the recipe.
1 lb good ground beef
1 lb breakfast sausage
Bell Pepper, chopped
Celery, chopped. (Or, just buy a bag of Seasoning Mix veggies)
3 cups dry rice
3 cups chicken stock (use bullion cubes or pre-packaged)
In a big Dutch oven, brown your meat, stirring together the beef and sausage. Add chopped veggies and cook then in the meat until tender. Drain the meat and veggie mix. Salt and pepper to taste.
Put meat and veggies back in the Dutch oven, add rice and chicken stock, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 12 minutes, or until rice is tender.
Alternatively, you can put that Dutch oven in a 350F oven for 30 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Either way. Or, if you're feeding a regiment, you can double the recipe and put the mixture into a steam pan and cook it in the oven. It all turns out good.
Dirty rice is a south Louisiana tradition, and a really easy way to dress up a meal.