Dirty Fried Rice

Andy Anderson !


I love dirty rice... even some of the stuff that comes in a box... but don't tell anybody.

This is a variation of dirty rice that has great flavor, and will compliment any of your dishes... or you can just eat it on its own.

I made this in the test kitchen this evening, and I'm happy with the results.

So, you ready... Let's get into the kitchen.

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20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top



2 c
chicken stock (or vegetable stock, if you want it vegetarian)
1 Tbsp
tomato paste
1 c
white rice


1/2 c
celery, rough diced small
1/2 c
carrot, rough diced small
1/2 c
shallot, finely diced
1 medium
tomato, chopped, about 1/2 cup
1 c
mushrooms, white button
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1/2 tsp
crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
hot sauce, i like frank’s
3 Tbsp
oil, grapeseed variety


2 large
eggs, whisked
2 Tbsp
tamari sauce

How to Make Dirty Fried Rice


  • 1Gather your ingredients.
  • 2In a large size pot or skillet, add the stock and the tomato paste.
  • 3Bring the liquid up to the boil.
  • 4Chef’s Note: This pot/skillet will need a tight-fitting lid.
  • 5Add the white rice.
  • 6Immediately bring the heat to low, and cover.
  • 7Chef's Note: Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • 8Take off heat, remove lid and allow the rice to cool to room temp, about 20 minutes.
  • 9Chef’s Tip: If you attempt to make this dish with hot rice, you will wind up with dirty rice goo.
  • 10Mix all the RICE INGREDIENTS together in a bowl, and reserve.
  • 11Place a skillet over high heat, and let it heat up for about 2 minutes.
  • 12Have the beaten egg and tamari at the ready.
  • 13Add the oil and swirl in in the pan, until it begins to shimmer (that means it’s hot).
  • 14Add the two beaten eggs, and swirl in the pan until almost cooked, about 30 seconds.
  • 15Add the vegetable mixture and use a wooden spoon to mix the veggies in with the egg.
  • 16Use the wooden spoon to break up the egg.
  • 17Let the veggies cook for about 4 minutes, stirring all the time.
  • 18Reduce the heat to low, add the rice, and then combine with the veggies.
  • 19Add the tamari sauce, and continue to stir until everything is combined.
  • 20Chef’s Tip: Remember that you’re working with rice, so be gentle with the stirring.
  • 21Remove from heat, and serve with your favorite protein, or eat all by itself. Enjoy.
  • 22Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Dirty Fried Rice

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #rice, #cumin, #tomatoes, #cajun