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Cajun Dirty Rice

Cajun Dirty Rice

Cajun Dirty Rice is a one pot meal, that is delicious and perfect for a night that you don’t feel like cooking, but you still have to.

It is simple, easy and everyone will love it. This is also a beloved Louisiana classic.

My mother is here on vacation and she was already telling me how good it smells, when she was in the living room watching TV.

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You can eat this Cajun Dirty Rice with any meat of choice or just eat it all by itself.

I had some ribs I did in the oven, so that’s what I served it with for my family with some salad.

I was able to have dinner in under an hour.

It was delicious. I will definitely do this again and again, since there was no objection to it.

What is Cajun Seasoning?

The Cajun Seasoning blend comes from the Louisiana area and some other Southern States.

This special spice blend is a combination of paprika, oregano, garlic powder, thyme and cayenne pepper.

As a result, it is the perfect combination of seasonings.

For this recipe, I used my homemade Cajun Seasoning.

It is not too spicy, just the right amount of spice, that will amp up any dish.

You can also check out my creamy and delicious Cajun Chicken Pasta.

What is Cajun Dirty Rice?

This Cajun Dirty Rice recipe is a classic favorite in home across Southern Louisiana.

Originally, Cajun Dirty Rice mostly uses liver, which gives it a dark ‘dirty’ color and a peculiar taste.

But not every one loves liver. So what else can you use instead of liver.

A few days ago, I decided to close my eyes and cook some Beef Liver.

Yep….Beef Liver.

Cajun Dirty Rice in a white small bowl.

The only reason why, was because I have low blood count.

In general, Liver is not something I put on my shopping list.

When I was living in Jamaica, my mom used to cook it for us. But probably, like every three months.

Liver overall isn’t a favorite of mine either, so I didn’t add any to this dish. Instead, it is a Cajun Dirty Rice Recipe with sausage.

I bought some Premium Breakfast Sausage from Walmart.

This isn’t an ad, I just love shopping at Walmart.

You can find all these Cajun Dirty Rice Ingredients at a local Walmart near you.

I hope you give this recipe a try and let me know in the comment section at the end of this page.

Is Cajun Rice the same as Dirty Rice?

Whether it is Cajun Rice or Dirty Rice, it is all the same type of rice dish.

The difference is the type of meat that is used, spice or the amount of vegetables a person used in this dish.

So yes, Cajun Rice and Dirty Rice is the same kind of rice.

How to make Cajun Dirty Rice

This is a very easy one pot meal to make. Once you have diced up all the vegetables and herbs, then you will not be in the kitchen too long.

All the vegetables diced ready to be added to make some cajun dirty rice.
All the vegetables diced.

Firstly, cook the breakfast sausages for about five minutes. I then add the chopped vegetables and allow to sauteed for a few minutes.

The Breakfast Sausage after five minutes of cooking.
The Breakfast Sausage after five minutes of cooking.
Adding all the vegetables to the breakfast sausage.
Adding all the vegetables to the breakfast sausage.

Secondly, I added the Worcestershire sauce, seasoning, chicken stock (or a mixture of water and the chicken stock) and the rice of course, and stir well.

Liquid boiling, after adding the rice to the mixture with the thyme on top.
Liquid boiling, with the thyme on top.
The liquid is reduced and the cajun dirty rice is ready to steam.
The liquid is reduced and ready to steam.

Lastly, cover with a lid and allow to simmer for a few minutes and then dinner is ready.

Cajun Dirty Rice Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 2 celery stalk, diced
  • 1/2 of a green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 stalk of scallion (green onion), diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 lb Premium breakfast sausage
  • 3 cups of uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp complete seasoning or your desire seasoning (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 cups water or chicken broth (or a mixture of both)

Instructions

  1. In a large pot or skillet, brown the breakfast sausage on medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes (it should no longer be pink in color).
  2. Add the garlic, scallion (green onion), tomato, bell pepper, celery and onion to the breakfast sausage.
  3. Stir and let the vegetables cook for about 5 minutes or less. You don’t want them to cook too much.
  4. Add the Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and cajun seasoning and stir.
  5. Then add the rice and liquid (water or chicken stock or a mixture of both) and stir. Taste to see if you need any additional seasoning. You can add the complete seasoning at this point, only if it needs it. Please Note: if you use the chicken stock, you may not need any more seasoning.
  6. Add the Thyme on the top. Cover the pot and allow to boil on medium for about 10 to 12 minutes. Once the liquid is reduced, turn the heat on low and allow it to steam for about 30 minutes or less.
  7. Discard the thyme. Fluff with a fork, serve and enjoy.
Some Cajun Dirty Rice with a piece of ribs and vegetables.
Dinner is served.

Additional Rice Recipes

Here are some other types of Rice recipes that you can check out too:

Please let me know what you think of this Cajun Dirty Rice in the comment section.

Thanks for stopping by and please come back again.

Blessings and Love, as you carry on, on your YouNique Journey!

A bowl of cajun dirty rice.

Cajun Dirty Rice

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This Cajun Dirty Rice is a one pot meal, that is delicious and perfect for a night that you don't feel like cooking, but you still have to.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 2 celery stalk, diced
  • 1/2 of a green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 stalk of scallion (green onion), diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 lb Premium breakfast sausage
  • 3 cups of uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp complete seasoning or your desire seasoning (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 cups water or chicken broth (or a mixture of both)

Instructions

    1. In a large pot or skillet, brown the breakfast sausage on medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes (it should no longer be pink in color).
    2. Add the garlic, scallion (green onion), tomato, bell pepper, celery and onion to the breakfast sausage.
    3. Stir and let the vegetables cook for about 5 minutes or less. You don't want them to cook too much.
    4. Add the Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and cajun seasoning and stir.
    5. Then add the rice and liquid (water or chicken stock or a mixture of both) and stir. Taste to see if you need any additional seasoning. You can add the complete seasoning at this point, only if it needs it. Please Note: if you use the chicken stock, you may not need any more seasoning.
    6. Add the Thyme on the top. Cover the pot and allow to boil on medium for about 10 to 12 minutes. Once the liquid is reduced, turn the heat on low and allow it to steam for about 30 minutes or less.
    7. Discard the thyme. Fluff with a fork, serve and enjoy.

Notes

If you use the chicken stock, you may not need any more seasoning, not even the complete seasoning.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 700mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g

The nutritional information that is provided, is computer generated and therefore it is an estimate. Please do your own research with the ingredients that are listed here, if you have any concern about any specific diet or your health.

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