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
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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
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


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