Cajun Dirty Rice

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Yield 4 servings

Here’s What You Need:

  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups long-grain brown rice
  • 12 ounces andouille sausage, sliced into  pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh scallions, chopped (plus more for garnish


  • Using a large saucepan, add the chicken broth and rice. Stir and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until broth is fully absorbed (~45 minutes). (Tip: Do not stir rice once you cover the pan and reduce heat.) Once broth has been absorbed, remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • After the rice has been cooking for about 10 minutes, place a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the sliced sausage. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned. Set sausage aside, but leave the fat in the skillet.
  • Add the onion, celery, bell peppers and garlic. Saute over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until soft (~10-12 minutes).
  • Add the remaining ingredients (salt, pepper, chili powder, cayenne pepper, parsley and scallions). Stir and cook over low heat until rice is done.
  • Add the cooked rice and stir. Garnish with additional chopped scallions before serving.

Chefs Notes:
Pretty good. Nice and spicy. Served it up with the chipotle lime shrimp.


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