Classic Cajun Dirty Rice

  • Yield : 8
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 1:30 h
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Dirty Rice gets its name from the rice looking “dirty” after the dish is complete. The chicken giblets give this dish its unique flavor.


  • 1/4 cup bacon fat
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 1 large pod garlic pressed
  • 1 medium bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound raw chicken giblets (ground)
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp salt or more according to taste
  • 1 tsp each of black and red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions (green onions)
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 bouillon cube dissolved in water


Step 1

Combine the bacon fat and flour and make a dark roux. Add the onion, green pepper and celery and cook 15 minutes over medium heat.

Step 2

Add the ground beef, pork and chicken giblets cooking over high heat until browned.

Step 3

Add enough water in which a bouillon cube has been dissolved to make the mixture a thick gravy. Add the garlic and a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce; season to taste with the salt and black and red pepper.

Step 4

Cook slowly for 30 minutes; do not let the mixture get too thick adding a little more water if needed to keep it saucy. Mix with the cooked rice, parsley and onions. Cover and heat on a low fire for 15 minutes. Fresh cantaloupe or cabbage slaw goes well with this dish.

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