Cajun Style Dirty Rice
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 1 1⁄2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 4 stalks celery, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon onion salt
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
- 1⁄2 cup chopped green onion
- 1⁄2 cup minced parsley
- 4 cups cooked rice
- 1 mirliton, parboiled and diced (also called chayote squash, optional ingredient)
- Spray a large non-stick pan with vegetable oil spray.
- Brown meat in pan along with diced onion, pepper, celery and garlic.
- Drain fat and season with cayenne pepper, onion and garlic salt.
- Add water and simmer for about 20- 30 minutes, until the vegetables are cooked down. (You may need to add a little water during the simmer time to keep from sticking.)
- Add Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, cream of mushroom soup and mirliton.
- Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add cooked rice, stir gently, until all rice is moistened.
- Add mirliton (optional).
- Top with green onion and parsley, stir lightly and serve.
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This was great! I made a dirty rice recipe a few months back with chicken livers and gizzards that seemed to take forever to make. It was wonderful-- if you like gizzards and liver, which my husband does not. I made this tonight as a concession to him, and I'm really glad I did. I did cut the celery back to 2 stalks, the ground beef to a pound, and I had to use dried minced onion rather than fresh. This was a little wetter than the other recipe I made, but not in a bad way... it was almost creamy. We added extra tabasco to our bowls. I didn't use the mirliton, and in place of onion and garlic salts, I used powders and added a half a teaspoon of salt. Cooked the rice in beef broth cause we like it that way. I will definitely make this one again. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.
Very tasty! I used a little less of the veggie so my children wouldn't complain so much, but i htink I would have LOVED the zucchini in it as well. I did add a touch of garlic and a generous splaash of milk along with the soup as it was very, very thick and didn't want to incorprate with the rice too much. I also only used 3 cups of rice and still had a TON of food. I can imagine this being a highlight at a pot luck dinner. As always a perfectly wonderful PanNan recipe!