|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 21g||27%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||32%|
|Total Carbohydrate 37g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||6%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Vitamin C 44mg||221%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This rice dressing, also known as "dirty rice," is an easy combination of cooked rice, ground meat, sauteed chicken parts, and chopped aromatic vegetables.
The rice gets its name from the colors of the different meats. The dish is relatively modern. According to The Encyclopedia of American Food & Drink, it first appeared in print in 1967.
1 pound ground beef
2 cups chicken livers, finely chopped
3 chicken gizzards, finely chopped
Pinch kosher salt
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or shortening
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1 pepper bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 to 4 cups cooked long-grain rice
Thinly sliced green onions, or chopped parsley, for garnish
Steps to Make It
Sprinkle the ground beef, chopped chicken livers, and gizzards with salt and pepper.
In a large skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat, brown the meats in the vegetable oil or shortening.
Cook, stirring constantly until the meat is browned and no longer pink.
Add chopped celery, onion, bell pepper, and garlic to the meat.
Cook, stirring, until the onions are translucent.
Add a small amount of water.
Cover and simmer on low heat until vegetables are tender.
Add cooked rice and stir gently to combine.
Taste and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper, to taste.
Cover and let stand until ready to serve.
If desired, garnish with green onions or parsley and fluff with a fork just before serving.
Tips and Variations
- Replace the ground beef with ground sausage or minced ham or pork.
- Replace the chicken parts with ground sausage.
- Add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
- Add 2 teaspoons of sugar to sweeten the mixture slightly.
- Add 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley.