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Dirty Rice

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Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice – An incredibly  rich and tasty one pot rice  meal made  from scratch with aromatics , seasoned with creole spices and fortified with ground beef , chicken livers and bacon.   Liver haters you are going to love this too! 

Dirty Rice? What can I say. If  you are into  looks , then you are not going to give this a second thought. BUT if you are just like me and want BIG BOLD FLAVORS then my friend , you need to start planning your next meal . Cause this is IT!  

This Dirty Rice Recipe is a Classic Soul Food that has been present for centuries. It’s a one-pot meal that deserves a place on your dining table for weeknight meals  and/or  Celebratory meals.

It’s Flavorful, with a lots  of texture, one of those rice recipes that always makes an appearance  in my house.

 

No, it’s not what you think! Not the messy (dirty) stuff, of course. I wouldn’t do that to you my lovely peeps.

It’s name might leave you thinking twice, but this Dirty Rice — originating in Southern Louisiana– is a blend of white rice, mixed with spices and aromatics and added with small pieces of meat like chicken liver and gizzards and ground beef or sausage .

The addition of the liver and ground beef  gives it’s “dirty” look — something you wouldn’t expect for cooked rice.

Over the years, this flavorful rice meal has evolved with a lot of variations. Here, I used chicken liver, ground beef and  chopped bacon to boost the flavor of the other meats , not that you need bacon, I just love it !   In fact, you can make it without it if it’s not available 

You know the  seasoning  just makes it even more delicious. Speaking of seasoning, have you tried my homemade version here . You need to make it !Packs a punch of flavor

 

 

So level up your rice game and turn it into this tasty one-dish rice meal. Perfect for any meal of the day! You would definitely never look rice the same way again and your whole household would love it

Enjoy!!!

Dirty Rice
This Dirty Rice Recipe is a Classic Soul Food that has been present for centuries. It’s a one-pot meal that deserves a place on your dining table for weeknight meals and/or celebratory meals.

Servings6 people
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions
  1. In a large, heavy sauté pan, saute chopped bacon until cooked about 4-5 minutes- set aside

  2. Then add 2 tablespoons of the oil or more oil to bacon pan.

  3. Throw in the onions , thyme , bay leaf and garlic , saute for about 2-3 minutes

  4. Add chicken liver and ground beef, creole seasoning . and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes .

  5. Add bell peppers, celery , salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.Pour in about 1 cup cup stock .

  6. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.

  7. Finally add rice, mix thoroughly. Cook until the rice is heated through, about 5-7 minutes. Do not overcook the rice. Remove from the heat and remove the bay.

  8. Stir in the parsley and serve

Nutrition Facts
Dirty Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284
Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Trans Fat 0.4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 89mg
30%
Sodium 516mg
22%
Potassium 427mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 33g
11%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 20g
40%
Vitamin A
62%
Vitamin C
135%
Calcium
5%
Iron
23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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