So I’ve mentioned I would give you all this dirty rice recipe. I mean, who doesn’t like dirty rice? You can make it spicy or not, and just how you like it. There are tons of ways to make dirty rice as I had found out the hard way. I search through many recipes trying to find something my family would like. Nothing sounded to fit perfectly, so I combined a few together and made the best dirty rice I had ever eaten.
First you want to lightly saute some peppers and onions. I just used green peppers, but you can use any color or all colors if you want to. I cheated and bought the pre-diced peppers and onions from my local grocery store, but you can certainly dice your own.
After about 2 minutes, add in your ground meat. Feel free to choose your own meat. I have done this with sausage, hamburger, and turkey and they all tasted great. I will throw out a hint, if you choose sausage, then leave out your other seasonings minus the creole and even lesson that or you will end up with a salty, mouth burning mess. Take it from me. Make sure your meat is ground up in small pieces (unless you want bigger pieces). Drain this and set aside. Another tip, when I used turkey, I didn’t have to drain my meat. Hello turkey perks!
Next, you are going to add your broth and water to your pan and bring to a boil. Once you have this boiling, throw in your seasoning and butter. Bring back up to a boil.
Now you will add in your rice and your meat mixture again, lower heat to low and cover. Simmer for 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
Lastly, let sit for 5 minutes, fluff with a fork and enjoy the heck out of your dirty rice.
Your creole seasoning is your spice so use it wisely. I have found that 1 1/2 tablespoons will be your normal spice, barely there. 2 tablespoons is pretty mild with the spicy factor. 3 tablespoons or more and you are going to be blowing the roof off your house with flames coming out of your mouth. You choose!!!
1/2 cup diced bell pepper
1/2 cup dice onions
1 lb ground meat (your choice)
2 cups beef broth
2 1/2 cups water
2 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tbsp Creole seasoning (or more depending on your spicy level)
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp soy sauce (recommend low sodium)
2 cups rice
Making your yummy food is as easy as:
- Saute your peppers and onions for about 2 minutes on med-high heat
- Add in your ground meat and brown. Drain and set aside.
- Add you broth and water to your pan and bring to a boil.
- Add in your seasonings and butter, stir to mix well and bring back to a boil.
- Add in your meat mixture and rice. Reduce heat to low. Cover. Let simmer for 25 minutes. (no need to stir)
- Let sit for 5 minutes uncovered. Fluff with a fork and serve.
This recipe yields approximately 6-8 1 cup servings. It can easily be cut in half or doubled depending on your needs.
I normally make this recipe by itself and maybe add a vegetable, depending on the day and my mood. I have also made it with Kielbasa and added it to the rice. It is all about your need’s and what you want.
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