Easy Dirty Rice Recipe: This Down & Dirty Cajun Rice Recipe Would Make Louisiana Proud by Gwen Johnson

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2 months ago
Easy Dirty Rice Recipe: This Down & Dirty Cajun Rice Recipe Would Make Louisiana Proud

Dirty rice is a Cajun staple that's seen on tables all across the South. Don't let its name turn you off, because this down and dirty rice dish is delish! This easy dirty rice recipe pairs well with sausage, chickenseafoodpork or beef – or you can serve it as a main dish. 

You'll need:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups white rice
  • 3 1/2 cups beef broth
  • chopped green onion, for garnish
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Brown the ground beef in a Dutch oven, breaking it up with a spatula as it cooks. 
  2. Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic and Cajun seasoning. Cook until vegetables start to soften, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Add the rice and beef broth. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat and cook, covered, for about 20-25 minutes, or until rice is cooked. 
  4. Let the rice sit about 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork. Sprinkle with the green onions.

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Donna John
I love dirty rice! Some recipes have gizzards in them, but I prefer just ground beef. Though I have had some with gizzards that was delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Gwen Johnson !
Julie Rose
Looks so savory ❤️
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Mmmm, looks easy and yummy! Can't wait to try this one.

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