Dirty Rice

This take on a popular Cajun recipe calls for ground beef instead of poultry to give the rice dish its characteristic "dirty" appearance.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Nutritional Information

Calories 267
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Fat 7 g
Satfat 2.8 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 20 g
Carbohydrate 30 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Cholesterol 28 mg
Iron 3.4 mg
Sodium 775 mg
Calcium 36 mg


1 pound lean ground beef
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 celery ribs, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup uncooked rice
1 (14.5-ounce) can beef broth
3/4 cup water


Cook ground beef and next 5 ingredients in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink.

Stir in salt and next 3 ingredients; stirring well. Add rice, broth, and 3/4 cup water, stirring well. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 to 30 minutes or until rice is tender.

Holly Clegg,

Southern Living

June 2003
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