Easy Dirty Rice
I like Cajun-style Louisiana Dirty Rice, especially from Zatarain’s. Their ingredients aren’t bad, I just prefer making stuff from scratch sometimes.
ENRICHED LONG GRAIN PARBOILED RICE (RICE, IRON, NIACIN, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, FOLIC ACID), ONION, SALT, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, GARLIC, RED & GREEN BELL PEPPER, YEAST EXTRACT & SPICES (INCLUDING RED PEPPER, PAPRIKA).https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/dinner-and-side-mixes/rice-mixes-and-side-dishes/family-size-dirty-rice-mix
Plus, when you make it yourself, you can control the heat level. This could use a dash of tabasco, and a bit more crushed red pepper flakes.
- ground beef
- green pepper
- crushed red pepper flakes
- black pepper
- beef broth
And here is the original recipe that I worked from:
I find that hilarious, notice that it isn’t a normal index card – it’s the back of a rebate from Scott Worldwide from 2003. Back then, I guess a $2 rebate check wasn’t nearly as important as dirty rice.
I can’t tell you how much I love my veggie chopper.
Note that in the original recipe, I wrote down beef broth and water separately. I just combined them, rounding it out to 2.5 cups of broth, and I usually use bouillon cubes, which makes it pretty easy.
It’s a quick, simple dish for a weeknight dinner. Hot and yummy, with a little bit of spice.
Easy Dirty Rice
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 celery ribs chopped
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 T fresh parsley
- 1 green bell pepper chopped
- 1 t salt
- ¼ t red pepper flakes
- ¼ t black pepper
- 1 T Worcestershire sauce
- 1 c rice uncooked
- 2 ½ c beef broth
- Cook the ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat about 5 minutes, or until completely broken up and no longer pink.
- Add the veggies (garlic, celery, onion, green pepper, and parsley) and cook just until aromatic and onion begins to become translucent (about 5 minutes).
- Add the seasonings (salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper and Worcestershire).
- Add the rice and broth, bring it to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes.