Monday, May 4, 2009

Cajun Dirty Rice

A very good and filling dinner. It's kinda spicy so you might want to leave out the cayenne pepper and use a mild sausage if you have kids.
This is a dish that could easily be doubled or tripled to feed and crowd.

1 1/2 cups Rice, uncooked (I used Minute rice)
1/2 pound Sausage
1/2 cup Onion, diced
1/2 cup Celery, diced
1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper, diced
2 cloves Garlic, minced or crushed
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
2 tablespoons dried Parsley
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 cup Chicken Broth or Stock
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
Cheese if you want, we love anything with cheese!

Cook rice according to package directions set aside to cool.

Heat Olive Oil in large skillet. Add Sausage, onion, celery, bell pepper. Cook until sausage is nicely browned. Add the rest of the ingredients including rice. Stir until liquid is absorbed and rice is heated through. We like cheesy dirty rice so we added just a bit of cheese at the end, that is entirely optional.

This makes a great freezer meal, which is why I used minute rice. Cook everything but the rice and chicken stock, freeze that in portions. All you have to do on the night you eat it is cook your rice. Then heat your meat mixture with chicken stock and rice and you are done! Super simple way to have dinner on the table in less than 10 minutes.

This post is linked to:
Blissfully Domestic
Tasty Tuesday
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday


  1. We love this stuff. Your recipes sounds great.

  2. Sounds delish! And thanks for the freezer recipe advice. I will definitely try it.

  3. We Louisianians love our rice!

  4. I like it spicy so this looks really good!

  5. I recently made jambalaya and gumbo for the first time ~ and was thinking that I wanted to try another cajun recipe ~ so thanks for sharing, I'll definately be making this soon!