I made dirty rice for the fam tonight.  This is my first attempt at this recipe. Brian loved it. Since, it is so easy I will use the recipe again. If you are looking for something quick and easy. Here it is:


Makes 6 servings.

2 tablespoons oil
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup finely minced onion
1lb browned ground beef cup (or 1 cup andouille sausage, removed from casing and chopped in food processor)
1  rib  celery, finely minced
1/4 cup finely minced bell pepper
1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
1 package Zatarain’s® Dirty Rice Mix
2 1/4 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 tablespoon minced parsley


1.  Make dark roux (mine wasn’t very dark – I used olive oil which I don’t think was fat enough for a good roux) by combining cooking oil and flour in heavy bottomed 6 to 8-quart saucepot over low heat.  Stir constantly using wooden spoon.  

2.  When roux is finished, stir in onion and allow to brown, leaving heat on low.  Next, add beef or andouille, celery, bell pepper and garlic.  Add Rice Mix and stir for 5 minutes to toast rice. 

3.  Stir in broth, allow mixture to come to a boil.  Cover with lid and simmer over low heat for 25 minutes.

4.  Before serving, season with minced green onion and parsley.

*Photo by by innocentcharmer