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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

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


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

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