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 Creole Seasoning here?. You need to make it! Packs a punch of flavor and it’s quick and easy to put together too.
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