Dirty Rice is a cajun dish made with ground beef,
sausage, rice, bell pepper, onion and spices.
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The recipe has been a long time coming. I have been cooking my dirty rice the lazy way for years, but not anymore!
Typically, I used Zatarain's dirty rice mix to cook my dirty rice. It is a great alternative to cooking the dirty rice from scratch; especially when time is limited and dinner needs to be done asap.
I still work a 9-5 so I definitely know how it feels to want to get dinner done quickly and get out of the kitchen after a long day at work. That's why our version of dirty rice was made as seamless as possible.
If you have leftover white rice, half of your work is done. I browned the bell pepper and onion with my meat.
It's just easier that way and you would sauté the veggies in a little oil anyway, so why not just let the oil from the meat do the work. So let's get into it so I can show you how it's done!
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Ingredients needed for the Louisiana Dirty Rice:
- Ground beef
- Ground sausage
- Cooked white rice
- Green bell pepper
- Yellow onion
- Tony Chachere's creole seasoning
- Seasoned salt
Steps to make the Easy Cajun Dirty Rice:
Heat a large skillet to low-medium heat. Add the ground beef and sausage and break it up into small pieces. While the meat is cooking, add the onion and bell pepper to the skillet. Stir in the creole seasoning and seasoned salt. Cook the meat until brown.
Once the meat is brown, remove it from the skillet, drain the excess oil, and reserve. Return the meat mixture to the skillet and add the cooked rice. Return the oil to the pan and mix.
Add additional creole seasoning/seasoned salt if necessary. Enjoy!
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Frequently Asked Questions:
The dish is called Dirty Rice because once the spices, vegetables and meat are added to the rice, it turns a "dirty brown" color.
The rice can be stored in a ziplock bag and frozen for about three months.
- 1 lb ground beef
- ½ lb ground sausage
- 3-4 c white rice - cooked
- ½ c green bell pepper- diced
- ½ c yellow onion- diced
- 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
- 2 tsps seasoned salt
- Heat a large skillet to low-medium heat. Add the ground beef and sausage and break it up into small pieces.
- While the meat is cooking, add the onion and bell pepper to the skillet.
- Stir in the creole seasoning and seasoned salt. Cook the meat until brown.
- Once the meat is brown, remove it from the skillet, drain the excess oil, and reserve.
- Return the meat mixture to the skillet and add the cooked rice.
- Return the oil to the pan and mix. Add additional creole seasoning/seasoned salt if necessary.
- Serve and enjoy!