Cajun Dirty Rice Recipe

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

By Dream Dinners Cookbook


  • ½ cups uncooked long grain white rice
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • ½ pound sausages, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup yellow onions, diced
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup red pepper pesto
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup olive oil


  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.


*Due to the different product brands you may find at your local grocery store and their varied nutritionals, we are unable to provide nutritional information for this recipe.