There once was a restaurant chain called L&N Seafood Grille. This is their rice pilaf recipe, almost exactly. Their recipe called for 1 gallon of uncooked rice. You can see that I have cut it down a little. Obviously, this recipe can be much more than quadrupled, easily.
I got this recipe with the cookbook that came with my first Microwave and I've been using it ever since! The rice comes out perfect every time. No muss, no fuss and can be served in the casserole dish you cooked it in. You can also use this method for brown rice but increase your cooking time a little.
Growing up, whenever I was sick my mom always made this for me. It is super easy to make, easy on the stomach, tastes like comfort food, and incredibly cheap. Now, as a college student, it is one of my go to meals when I'm not feeling well.
This dirty rice recipe came from my mom in 1996, and I don't have any idea where she got it. It can be adjusted for your tastes -- more or less of the "7 seasonings" to make it hotter. I usually make it and put it in stuffed peppers, but it could be a stand alone dish or side. We love it!
This is a variation of my "Mimi's Dirty Rice" recipe, using healthier brown or basmati long cooking rice. Takes a little longer, but still very delicious.
Use as a stuffing in stuffed peppers, or serve with a green salad. We like this in stuffed peppers, with some jack cheese melted on top.
My early years were split between rural east Texas and the heart of Louisiana's Cajun Country....back in my elementary days (before school lunches came frozen in boxes) this was a lunch room staple in Lafayette, Louisiana.....prepared daily by the mother's of my Cajun friends who worked part time in the school cafeteria. To this day a big helping of hot Dirty Rice takes me back to 4th grade! This recipe, from Chef Patrick Mould, calls for ground pork and beef only; which works well for me because, if I'm the one doing the cooking, I simply can not deal with chicken livers!
This makes a LOT of Dirty Rice....so if your not cooking for a lunch room full of hungry kids, you may want to 1/2 or even 1/4 the recipe.
For the 'dark roux' I recommend you reference recipe #47651 by chef #15851
While visiting a friend recently she made this as a side dish with chicken. It was so good I didn't know whether to use a fork or a spoon. She gave me the recipe, So easy, now I can make it for my family.
Found on an advertising flyer, nutritious and full of flavour and texture.
Prep time does not allow for the bean preparation, although if you substitute canned beans, then the time stated is the time it will take!