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Cajun Not-So-Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice without chicken livers and/or gizzards is not Dirty Rice. For those who do not care for gizzards or livers, but do like dirty rice, this is a perfect recipe. You can make it using just the ground beef or Italian sausage also. Just make sure to use two pounds total.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion*
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped*
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped*
  • 2 cups uncooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (10 ounce) can Ro*Tel tomatoes and green chilies
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced

* Or use 3 cups of already-prepared Trinity.

Instructions

  1. In a skillet, brown sausage and ground beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink; drain. Set aside.
  2. In a Dutch oven, melt butter; sauté onion, celery and bell pepper until tender.
  3. Add rice, Cajun seasoning, sausage-beef mixture, bay leaf, chicken broth and Ro*Tel; stir until blended. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes until rice is tender. Discard bay leaf.
  4. Garnish with green onions and serve.