What is Dirty Rice

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Excellent resource – well done!  You may want to consider adding “dirty rice” to the rice section.  I am trying to figure out what that is, and it is not there.  But the other information was very interesting. – Thanks -Art Shuster (2/06/02)



Dirty rice is a traditional Cajun (South Louisiana) specialty.  Dirty Rice gets it’s name from the appearance of the finished dish.  This rice dish is also called Cajun Rice and Cajun Fried Rice.

The chopped up meats that are added gives it the appearance of “dirt” mixed in with the rice.It is white rice cooked with chopped or ground chicken livers and gizzards, onions, and seasonings.  The ground giblets give the rice a ‘dirty’ appearance, but an excellent flavor.  You can use your favorite meat, poultry, or sausage.




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One Response to “What is Dirty Rice”

  1. Chef Blake, CC ACF '05

    dirty rice is made with pork and chicken livers and THATS what makes it dirty rice. Otherwise, ur making Jambalaya or other Paella inspired rice dishes


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