Apr 6, 2009

Dirty Rice

As a southern girl there are certain foods that I really miss. Since I have left home I have adapted some of the recipes that Momma used to make.

Dirty rice is a traditional Cajun rice dish made from white rice cooked with small pieces of chicken liver or giblets. It has a mild but distinctive flavor. While I love it made the traditional way I like to use hamburger now. I eat the real stuff when I go home to Louisiana.

This is the recipe that I use.


1 pound lean ground beef
1 onion, finely diced
2 bell pepper, chopped
4 cups stock
2 cup long grain rice
1 tbs Tony's
2 cloves garlic chopped

In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, bell pepper and onion; drain.
While you are browning the meat bring 4 cups stock to a boil in a large pot. Then add meat mixture, spices, rice, and garlic.. Return to boil, reduce heat to low, and cover. Cook for 25 minutes, until rice is easily fluffed with a fork.


Heidi said...

I love dirty rice. I've never made it at home and would love to try it. One question about your recipe. What's tony's? I'm assuming it is a spice maybe?

Crystal Lampe said...

It was next on my list of things to blog about so I went ahead and posted it.

Karin said...

Add some tomatoes and your dirty rice is almost a jambalaya.