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
- 4-5 pieces bacon chopped
- 1 piece onion medium, chopped
- 3-4 tsp garlic minced
- 2 tsp fresh thyme
- 2 pieces bay leaf
- 1 lb liver chopped
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 piece green bell pepper small, chopped
- 2 stick celery chopped
- 1-2 cups beef stock
- 1 tbsp Creole seasoning or more to taste
- 3-4 pieces green onions scallion, chopped
- 6 cups cooked rice
- 2-3 tbsp parsley chopped
- Pepper flakes or hot sauce to taste
In a large, heavy sauté pan, saute chopped bacon until cooked about 4-5 minutes- set aside
Then add 2 tablespoons of the oil or more oil to bacon pan.
Throw in the onions , thyme , bay leaf and garlic , saute for about 2-3 minutes
Add chicken liver and ground beef, creole seasoning . and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes .
Add bell peppers, celery , salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.Pour in about 1 cup cup stock .
Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.
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.
Stir in the parsley and serve