Not Traditional Dirty Rice

Dawn Whitted


I love dirty rice but younger kids are usually not crazy about chicken livers or gizzards so I have come up with this recipe that mimics traditional dirty rice without the livers/gizzards but with a ton of flavor. If you like a more spicy version just add your favorite hot sauce, cayenne pepper or spicy peppers to the rice. Enjoy!


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10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 Tbsp
    each of canola oil & butter
  • 1/2 medium
    zucchini (1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 large
    yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 medium
    red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large
    celery stalk, diced
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 c
    red wine
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp
    mrs. dash garlic and herb blend
  • 2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp
    poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    ground sage
  • 2 pinch
    salt and pepper
  • 2 c
    brown rice, quick cooking

How to Make Not Traditional Dirty Rice


  1. In 3 quart pot heat canola oil and butter until butter is melted.
  2. Add diced onion, pepper & celery & zucchini to the oil and saute until softened about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, onion powder, mrs. dash, red pepper flake, salt and pepper. Let simmer for 2-3 minutes so flavors develop.
  4. Add rice and bring back to a boil then turn down to a simmer for 5 minutes according to the box directions.

    Serve as a side dish with chicken, fish or seafood.

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About Not Traditional Dirty Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tag: Healthy

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