Dirty Rice…another rice dish. It’s fabulous. The only Dirty Rice I have ever eaten has been from Popeye’s Chicken and I love that rice! When I found out that chicken gizzards and livers were used to make this rice I was kind of turned off but I figured I would try making it without all that extra chicken stuff even though that’s the stuff that makes the rice look “dirty”.
This was really, really good. If you add a bit of hot sauce over it it’s even better!
- 3 1/2 cups hot chicken broth or beef broth
- 1-2 tblsn olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 lb ground pork sausage
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions with tops
- 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or a few dashes Tabasco sauce
- 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
Heat olive oil and 2 tablespoons of the butter in a heavy casserole. Sauté the sausage until no longer pink. Lower heat; add vegetables and seasonings and cook until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add rice,salt, pepper and broth; bring rapidly to a boil, stir once, cover, and lower heat. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until rice is tender and cooked
Taste for seasoning, and add salt and pepper to taste if necessary.
Adapted from Southernfood.about.com