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Dirty Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Dirty rice is a popular Creole dish in southern Louisiana that is prepared with rice, chopped beef and pork and chicken liver.
Course: Entrée, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Southern
Servings: 8 people
Author: Nita Ragoonanan
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • cup long grain rice
  • 1 tablespoon bacon fat or vegetable oil
  • ½ lb ground beef
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • 6 oz. chicken livers finely chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning blend of paprika, oregano, thyme, chili pepper, garlic, salt and pepper
  1. Reserve ½ cup (250 ml) chicken broth and pour the rest into a pot.

  2. Add 1½ (350 ml) cup of water and the bay leaf. Put to boil.

  3. Add the rice, cover and cook for about 15 minutes over low-medium heat.
  4. Heat the bacon fat in a Dutch oven. Add the chopped beef and pork and crumble them with a wooden spoon.
  5. Add the onion, celery and green bell pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the beef is no longer pink and the vegetables are softened.
  6. Add the chicken liver and garlic and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the salt, Cajun seasoning and thyme.
  8. Add the reserved chicken broth and scrape the bottom of the Dutch oven to release all the brown pieces.
  9. Simmer one minute.
  10. Remove the bay leaf from the rice and add the rice in the Dutch oven. Stir well.
  11. Remove from the heat and serve very hot.