Dirty Rice

If you are looking for the ultimate comfort food, look no further than a big bowl of Dirty Rice. Dirty Rice gets its name from traditional white rice becoming "dirty" from being cooked with chicken, pork, beef, peppers, and onions.  Traditional Dirty Rice is usually made with chicken livers and sausage, but I'm not really into chicken livers so I make this scrumptious dish with lean ground beef.  It's such an easy one pot dish and tastes even better as a left-over.

Dirty Rice

prep time: 20 mins cook time: 25 mins total time: 45 mins


  • 2 pounds 90% lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced (white and green parts separated)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups long-grain rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (I used Tony's)
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a large dutch oven, brown the ground beef.  Drain and set aside.
  2. Add the olive oil and heat over medium heat.  Add the onion, bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, celery, garlic, and white parts of the green onions.  Cook until all of the vegetables are soft and golden brown.
  3. Remove the vegetables from the pot and set aside with the meat. 
  4. Scrape the bits from the bottom of the pan.  Add 2 more tablespoons of olive oil and heat over medium heat.  Add the rice and cook in the hot oil until starting to brown.  
  5. Add the chicken broth, beef broth, seasonings, vegetables, and meat and mix well.  Bring mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer covered for 20-25 minutes until the rice is done and all of the liquid is absorbed.  
  6. Remove the bay leaves and garnish with the green ends of the green onions. 




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