August 1, 2013

{Southern Style} Dirty Rice

Southern Style Dirty Rice is my take on a New Orleans traditional dirty rice which is often made with chicken gizzards and livers, which gives it the brown color and that gives this recipe its name. However I do not eat either of those two meats. I have tried them but, they are not for me. I have had dirty rice cooked for me by a friend from Louisiana and I've tried the boxed dirty rice by Zatarain's. The seasonings in dirty rice full of flavor. Then one day I thought why not try and make it from scratch. I got as close as I could on taste. If you like dirty rice you will like this. Give it a try!


{Southern Style} Dirty Rice

What You Need:
2 lbs. ground meat
3 cups uncooked long grain white rice(used uncle ben's) 
4 tbsp. Creole Seasoning (used Zatarain's)
1 1/2 tbsp. of Zatarain's Dehydrated Sweet Bell Peppers
2 tbsp. minced Onion(used McCormick's)
1 tbsp. minced garlic
2 tbsp. soy sauce
6 1/2 cups water
2 tbsp. of butter 
*dash of paprika on top for taste

Directions:
Brown ground beef in large skillet on medium-high heat, make sure you ground it up in very small pieces, then drain and set aside. In a large saucepan bring water to a boil add all the seasonings and butter stir until mixed. Then add the meat and rice; return to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving. Dash with paprika and enjoy!

*Cooking Note: You could use fresh peppers and onion.

This make's 8-12, 1 cup servings. We like left overs in my house!!