Dirty rice. I love dirty rice and honestly, it isn’t dirty unless you have the liver and gizzards! Spicy and meaty rice dish that can be the star or a great side dish.
Dirty rice is quick and easy to prepare. All you need is rice, ground pork, ground beef, chicken livers, gizzards and seasoning! That is all! I like to cook my rice separately, but make sure I’m cooking it in a flavorful broth or chick stock.
Something that I’ve been adding into my dirty rice is roux. It makes it nice and creamy and all you need is a little bit.
Serve this alongside some delicious pork or poultry. I love dirty rice along side some candied yams–it is just something about the sweetness pair with the pork and liver.
I have a recipe coming soon, where I’ve stuffed dirty rice into a turkey breast. But it can really be stuffed into anything! Bell peppers, rolled in a filet of fish or pork.
- 1 cup rice
- 1 1/2 cup chicken stock or broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup chicken gizzards
- 1/2 lb ground pork
- 1/2 lb ground beef
- 1 lb chicken livers, pureed
- 1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup celery, diced
- 1 cup onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
- 1 1/2 teaspoon creole seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 tablespoons roux
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablepoon worcestershire sauce
- a dash of hot sauce
- 2 bunches of green onions, sliced
In a pot, combine the rice, chicken broth and bay leaf. Cook 15 to 20 minutes until rice is tender, place aside. In another pot, add stock and gizzards. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to a simmer, cook for 20 minutes or until tender. Once cooled, chopped up gizzards and place aside.
In a large skillet, begin browning the pork and beef. Add the pureed chicken livers. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from skillet and place aside, leaving 2 tablespoons of fat. Add in the bell peppers, celery, onion and garlic and saute for 5-8 minutes.
Add your ground meat mixture, gizzards, rice, spices and salt and stir until well combined. Add roux, butter, Worcestershire, hot sauce and green onions. Taste for seasoning and if needed add a splash more of stock. Enjoy!