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Southern Style Dirty Rice recipe

How to make a Dirty Rice recipe

Dirty Rice – an easy southern-style side dish. Dirty Rice is a spicy and meaty rice dish that just may become your favorite rice dish of all time.

Dirty Rice is a spicy and flavorful Cajun rice dish made from white rice. It gets its “dirty” color from finely chopped chicken livers and ground beef or pork.  The chicken livers give it such a deep flavor. Even if you think you don’t like chicken livers, you should try adding them. Since they are finely chopped, the overall dish doesn’t have much of a chicken liver flavor.

Cajun rice or “dirty rice” is a well loved New Orleans dish and a Louisiana classic, with as many different recipes as there are cooks.

Traditional Dirty Rice uses chopped chicken livers which gives it a distinctive flavor and a dark color dubbing it “dirty” rice. It typically includes the trinity with da’ Pope, which is diced bell pepper, celery, onion, and garlic. This is my favorite version.

To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:

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What You’ll Need:

1 lb. ground meat3 cups uncooked long grain white rice(used uncle ben’s)4 tbsp. Creole Seasoning (used Zatarain’s)1 1/2 tbsp. of Zatarain’s Dehydrated Sweet Bell Peppers1 tbsp. minced Onion(used McCormick’s)1 tbsp. minced garlic1 tbsp. soy sauce6 1/2 cups water2 tbsp. of butter*dash of paprika on top for taste

STEPS:

Brown ground beef in large skillet on medium-high heat, make sure you ground it up in very small pieces, then drain and set aside. In a large saucepan bring water to a boil add all the seasonings and butter stir until mixed. Then add the meat and rice; return to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving. Dash with paprika and enjoy!* Cooking Note: I was trying to get the same results from a box of Zatarain’s so that my family could cut back on cost since this is a meal we love to eat. I also was trying to keep it at the same time  frame. I think this was a very close result! You could use fresh peppers and onion. For my quick version I didn’t.This make’s 8-12, 1 cup servings.

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