Learn how to make this classic Cajun style dirty rice from scratch – it’s easy and delicious!
Rice is the best. And dirty rice? Even better! Whenever I am feeling bad, mentally, physically, or otherwise, my comfort food is rice. It never fails to make me feel better.
And speaking of comfort food…what about these Cajun and Creole cuisines? I mean that stuff is so good. One of my favorites. I still dream of this great trip I took to New Orleans with my friends. We ate such wonderful food. I can’t wait to go back!
A staple of Cajun cuisine just happens to be dirty rice. White rice cooked with bits of liver and ground pork gives it the so called “dirty” look. If that’s what “dirty” means, I’ll take it!
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This classic Cajun style dirty rice has a touch of spice and is packed full of umami flavor from the bacon grease and liver.What better comfort food than rice cooked with crispy bits of meaty deliciousness? YUM.Click To Tweet
Plus, this stuff’s a piece of cake to make.
Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the ground pork and chicken livers. Cook until they’re no longer pink. Remove from heat and chop. I typically throw the mixture in a food processor for a coarse chop, but a quick manual chop will do as well. If you use a food processor, be careful, you’re not trying to make a meat smoothie here (yuuuuuuuck).
Heat the bacon grease in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the liver and pork mixture and cook until it starts to brown. Add the onion and green pepper and cook until soft. Then add the rice, water, beef broth, red pepper flakes, and Cajun seasoning and stir.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve. See, piece of cake!
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