Dirty Rice - Detours in Life

Sometimes you just need a good spicy dish to liven up your dinner menu. This Dirty Rice is just that! You can control the spice level by adjusting the creole seasoning amount in the dish. It is a wonderful combination of green peppers, onions, rice, and ground beef. You can also use a mixture of ground beef and sausage to make the dish more authentic. One of the great short-cuts that I use in this dish – boil in bag rice. Makes the rice quick and simple and helps to get this dish on the table in less than 30 minutes!

First we will dice up our green bell pepper and onion. This will be added to the meat mixture when we brown it. Before starting my meat, I usually go ahead and get the boil in bag rice going so it will be ready to add in at the appropriate time. Follow the directions on the particular brand that you are using.

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Next, I put the garlic, pepper, parsley, and onions into a pot with my ground beef and brown. Drain off the grease and then add the Cajun seasoning to the mixture.

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Once you have incorporated the creole seasoning, add in your rice and mix well.

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Serve and enjoy!

Easy Dirty Rice

4 cups cooked rice
1 pound uncooked sausage or ground beef. (can do 1/2 and 1/2)
1 1/4 Tbsp Creole Seasoning
1 small onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp dried parsley

1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the meat with the onions, peppers, garlic, and parsley.

2. Add Creole Seasoning and stir.

3. Stir in the rice and continue cooking over medium heat for 2 minutes. Make sure the rice is incorporated well with the meat and vegetable mixture.

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