Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
An easier knockoff recipe for Dirty Rice. Just as good! I advise not to substitute regular rice for the converted; it doesn't come out as pretty...and no Cajun I ever knew uses brown rice.
- 8 slices bacon, diced
- 1⁄4 lb extra lean ground beef
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup green pepper, diced
- 1⁄2 cup red bell pepper, diced
- 2 tablespoons celery, chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 cup converted long grain rice
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
- In large saucepan, saute bacon over medium heat until slightly crisp (about 10 minutes). Remove bacon from pan, place on paper towels. Drain off fat.
- Add to the saucepan, ground beef; saute over medium heat, breaking beef up into small pieces. Stir in onion, bell peppers, celery and garlic, sauteing until beef is no longer pink (3-5 minutes). Stir in cumin, salt, oregano, black and cayenne peppers; cook 1 minute.
- Stir in rice; cook 2 minutes. Stir in broth and bring to a boil; reduce heat, simmer, covered, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed (25-30 minutes), stirring occasionally. Stir in parsley and bacon. Serve immediately.