Maw-maw's True Louisiana Cajun Dirty Rice Recipe

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Maw-Maw's True Louisiana Cajun Dirty Rice

Stacey Lawson


My family is Cajun, my grandparents spoke Cajun French as well as English, for every holiday my Maw-Maw made dirty rice, and then my mom and her sisters took that over when my Maw-Maw was gone. Now each year I cook with my mom to perfect the dirty rice mojo.
I came across some other recipes here and I wanted to share how a true Cajun made her dirty rice. It is delicious and flavorful. It is the essence of Cajun cuisine. It doesn't have to be spicy to be Cajun, but you can sure add some heat if you would like.

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30 Min


45 Min


Stove Top


2 lb
ground round
1 lb
ground pork
1 lb
chicken livers, boiled and chopped
2 lb
chicken gizzards, boiled and ground
2 bunch
green onions, chopped
1 bunch
parsley, chopped
1 large
yellow onion, chopped
64 oz
chicken broth
4 c
long grain white rice

Directions Step-By-Step

Brown ground beef and ground pork together. Then add livers and gizzards and brown those a little.
Add yellow onion and salt and pepper to taste.
Add broth, parsley, and green onions. Cook until meat is tender and broth has reduced by a third.
While broth is reducing, cook four cups of long grain white rice in a rice cooker if available (NOT PARBOILED RICE)
When rice is done and broth has reduced by a third, add about a cup of rice at a time, mixing thoroughly. Add enough rice until mixture is still wet and there is a good proportion of rice to meat.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Rice Sides, Pork
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole