Dirty Rice

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by ImNotHere

An Authentic recipe for Cajun Dirty rice. My Mother got from a restaurant in LA. Takes a while to cook, but well worth the results.

Top Review by cookinmamma

This was so good. My family loved it. I had looked at several recipes before I decided on this one. My hubby insisted we use chicken livers as well as the giblets and sausage. I went ahead and added the rice to the pot about 45 minutes before serving as opposed to cooking the rice separately (probably need to add it a little sooner next time, as the rice did not all get totally done). Oh and I bought the wrong kind of sausage so was unable to crumble it, so I cut it very small. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly. It was time consuming, but not something I would not do again. It was well worth the work. Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare vegetables as directed.
  2. Add crushed garlic.
  3. Brown sausage in large pot.
  4. Remove sausage and set aside.
  5. To sausage drippings, add enough bacon drippings or oil to make 1/2 cup.
  6. Add flour and brown, stirring constantly, over medium-high-heat until the roux is very dark brown (about the color of an old penny).
  7. Be careful not to scorch the roux.
  8. Immediately add chopped vegetables and stir and cook a few minutes.
  9. Then add chopped giblets and cook until pink color is gone.
  10. Add water, the sausage and seasonings and simmer 2 hours.
  11. 30 minutes before serving, add green onion tops and parsley.
  12. Before serving, add hot cooked rice, mix well.

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