Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice

Dirty rice. From a box. It doesn’t get much easier than this! Because sometimes you want to get a little last minute Mardi Gras celebrating on without spending a lot of time in the kitchen or much money on groceries.

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Dirty Rice Ingredients

Dirty Rice

(adapted from Zatarain’s)

Preparation and Cooking Time: About 40 minutes, mostly inactive

Serves: 4



Set a medium (4-quart) pot over medium heat, warm oil until shimmering. Add beef to pot, crumble and cook just until browned, about 5 minutes or so (it doesn’t need to be cooked through, just browned on the outside, it cooks further along with the rice).

Add water to the pot, increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Stir in rice mix, return to a boil. Cover pot and reduce heat to low; simmer for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes the water should be nearly all absorbed; stir/fluff rice, re-cover pot and allow to rest for 5 – 10 minutes before serving with hot sauce.

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  • Reply
    Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living
    March 6, 2014 at 8:07 am

    This looks delicious! Would this also be good with chicken or tofu?

    • Reply
      Heather Sage
      March 7, 2014 at 9:45 am

      Thanks, Tess! I think just about any ground meat or ground meat substitute would work just as well, adjusting the cooking times and methods as needed.

      • Reply
        Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living
        March 7, 2014 at 10:00 am

        Thanks, Heather!

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