Everyone loves Dirty Rice!

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.

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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.

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After about 220161027_191335 minutes, add in your ground meat.  Feel free to20161027_191643 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!

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20161027_192338Next, 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.20161027_192515

Lastly, let sit for 5 minutes, fluff with a fork and enjoy the heck out of your dirty rice.

20161027_195609Your 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!!!

 

 

Recipe:

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:

  1. Saute your peppers and onions for about 2 minutes on med-high heat
  2. Add in your ground meat and brown.  Drain and set aside.
  3. Add you broth and water to your pan and bring to a boil.
  4. Add in your seasonings and butter, stir to mix well and bring back to a boil.
  5. Add in your meat mixture and rice. Reduce heat to low. Cover. Let simmer for 25 minutes.  (no need to stir)
  6. 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 20161027_192811depending on your needs.20161027_195621

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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