Cajun Blaze Dirty Rice

Cajun Blaze Dirty Rice

Cajun Blaze Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice is a popular Cajun side dish, made with ground beef and livers.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chicken livers chopped, about 2.5 oz
  • 1 Tbsp bacon grease may use vegetable oil
  • 14 oz chicken broth
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 rib celery chopped or minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp Cajun Blaze Seasoning, All-Purpose
  • 1.5 cups rice long grain

Instructions

  • Set aside 1/2 cup of chicken broth for meat mixture.
  • Use remaining chicken broth (1.25 cups) and 1.75 cups of water to cook rice on stove*.
  • In a separate pot, preferable cast iron, heat bacon grease and brown ground meat over medium heat. Be sure to break up into small pieces.
  • Add Trinity (onion, celery, and bell pepper) and cook until ground meat is no longer pink and onions are translucent.
  • Add chicken livers, garlic, and Cajun Blaze Seasoning. Continue to cook for 5 min.
  • Add remaining chicken broth (1/2 cup) and gently scrap bottom of pan with wooden spoon to darken and include all seasoning in "gravy." Simmer for another minute, or until the rice is ready.
  • Mix cooked rice in the meat mixture and serve.

Notes

*Cooking rice on the stove generally requires a 2:1 ratio of water to rice. Once you bring your water to a boil, add rice and allow the water to just return to a boil.  Then quickly reduce the heat, cover the pot, and keep the water and rice at a simmer (just below the boiling point for 17-20 minutes).   You want the top of the liquid to be bubbling, but gently, not at a full boil, which could also cause the water to bubble up out of the pot.
*You may alternately cook rice in a rice cooker by following the manufacture’s suggested method.