Cajun Dirty Rice Recipe

Recipes | September 10, 2013 | By

In honor of National Rice Month, we’re sharing this authentic Cajun Dirty Rice recipe, which comes from a cook in New Orleans. This would be the perfect dish to serve alongside our Carne Asada Steak Tacos.

Cajun Dirty Rice
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. ½ cups uncooked long grain white rice
  2. 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  3. ½ pound sausages, cooked and crumbled
  4. ½ cup yellow onions, diced
  5. ½ cup celery, diced
  6. ½ cup green bell pepper, diced
  7. ½ cup red bell pepper, diced
  8. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  9. ¼ cup red pepper pesto
  10. ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  11. 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  12. 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  13. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  14. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  15. 1 cup chicken broth
  16. ¼ cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions and cool in the refrigerator.
  2. Place the remaining ingredients in a 1-gallon resealable freezer bag and mix in the cooled rice.
  3. Toss the bag to coat the rice.
  4. Place the contents in a sprayed baking dish and cover tightly.
  5. Bake in a 350°F oven for 1 hour or until the liquid is fully absorbed and the rice is hot and fluffy.
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Lemon Rice Pilaf Side Dish Recipe

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Recipes | April 23, 2010 | By

Lemon Rice Pilaf
Serves 6
This dish compliments our Salmon and Crab Pinwheels, Caribbean Pork Roast with Honey Mustard Sauce or our Dijon Honey Lime Grilled Salmon.
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Ingredients
  1. 5 Tbsp olive oil
  2. 1 ½ onions, chopped
  3. 3 Cups uncooked long-grain rice
  4. 5 Cups  chicken broth
  5. ½ Cup  freshly squeezed lemon juice
  6. 1 ½ Tbsp lemon zest
  7. ½ Tsp kosher salt
  8. ¾ Tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat Olive Oil in large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and saute until tender and fragrant. (about 5 minutes)
  3. Add rice and saute 2 minutes more.
  4. Raise heat to high and add chicken broth, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally.
  6. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook about 20 minutes, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  7. Remove from heat, let stand for 5 minutes, fluff with fork and serve.
Notes
  1. Source: Dream Dinners Cookbook Pg, 86.
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