Thursday, November 16, 2017

Dirty Rice

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.

Dirty Rice
1 lb good ground beef
1 lb breakfast sausage
Onion, chopped
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.


Miguel GFZ said...

One recipe that does not include assorted chicken parts... I am keeping it!

The Displaced Louisiana Guy said...

Thanks, pop! I'm gonna make a big batch for thanksgiving.

Old NFO said...

It's been my dinner more than one night! :-)

Anonymous said...

My late mother used to make the dish with chicken giblets.
I have never made that recipe but plan to try this one.

Rivrdog said...

This is one thing which doesn't need to be made from scratch. Zatarain's makes an excellent rice and herb base, all you need to do is fry up the meat. BTW, I have experimented with grinding, mixing & freezing my own beef, and havent bought pre-ground beeg in years. I also add back about 25% bulk bacon ends/pieces to the grinder. Makes for a perfect fry and superior flavor for everything I use ground beef for.