Skinny Dirty Brown Rice With Shrimp

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Jostlori

This is an easy-on-your-waistline recipe that still delivers on flavor. "Dirty rice is a classic Cajun dish made "dirty" by cooking the rice with minced livers or gizzards. This is a healthier version using brown rice and lean ground beef", says the author at

Top Review by PaulaG

This recipe gets a big thumbs up. I typically have precooked brown rice in the freezer which made quick work of this recipe. The recipe was reduced to 2 wonderful servings using a country style sausage in place of the ground beef. The recipe was lacking a little with spice but was easily corrected with some Tabasco on the side. Made for ZWT9.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook brown rice according to package directions in water along with a chicken bouillon, 1 bay leaf and 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 each of salt, cayenne, paprika and thyme.
  2. When the rice is almost done cooking, heat a large heavy saucepan on medium-low heat. Add the oil, onions, green pepper, celery, bay leaf and garlic. Sauté on medium-low heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add beef, salt, black pepper, remaining paprika, thyme and cayenne pepper. Sauté until browned, about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add shrimp, cover and cook 5 more minutes.
  5. When the rice is done, toss with beef and shrimp and combine well. Top with scallions and serve.

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