Dirty Rice


Denise Hall – Cajun Cook at Fit Fare – One of my Cajun grandmother’s standard Sunday dinner items was a dish called dirty rice. And hers was the best. The main ingredients in the dish are usually white rice and chicken liver or giblets. The meat gives the dish a dark color. The version of dirty rice I like to make for my family substitutes a small portion of lean ground beef for the high cholesterol organ meat. I also like to use brown rice instead of regular white rice to boost the fiber content of the dish. The remaining ingredients are all the vegetables and spices. The end result is a dish my grandmother would be proud to serve at Sunday dinner.

Dirty Rice

Special Diet Notes: Dirty Rice

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, and peanut-free.

Dirty Rice
Serves: 8
  • ½ lb lean ground beef
  • Salt to taste
  • Red pepper to taste (1/4 tsp for a mild-medium hot dish)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ c onion, chopped
  • ½ c green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 c parsley, chopped
  • 2-1/2 c beef broth (I use Better than Bouillon soup base)
  • 1-1/2 c instant brown rice (I use Uncle Ben’s)
  1. Season beef with salt and pepper. Cook beef, onion and pepper in olive oil until meat is browned and vegetables are tender. Stir in garlic, parsley, and rice. Add broth and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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