Southern Style Dirty Rice

To make this delicious Southern Style Dirty Rice you’ll need:

Rich, hearty, and full of flavor, Louisiana Dirty Rice is one of those delectably versatile side dishes that you just might let steal the show.

A true Southern recipe filled with sausage, ground beef, bell pepper, onion, celery & spices, dirty rice is richly savory, completely comforting, and can show up on any table from a Tuesday to the holidays!

Like most of our food here in the south, we make our food work for us. And the dishes that can carry the most load are often the most popular.

Dirty Rice is one of those comfort food workhorses that’s loaded with flavor and can show up almost any time or place. Weeknight dinners, potlucks, family dinners, and most importantly, holidays.


1 lb. ground meat

3 cups uncooked long-grain white rice(used uncle ben’s)

4 tbsp. Creole Seasoning (used Zatarain’s)

1 1/2 tbsp. of Zatarain’s Dehydrated Sweet Bell Peppers

1 tbsp. minced Onion(used McCormick’s)

1 tbsp. minced garlic

1 tbsp. soy sauce

6 1/2 cups water

2 tbsp. of butter

Dash of paprika on top for taste


Brown ground beef in a large skillet on medium-high heat, make sure you ground it up in very small pieces, then drain and set aside.

In a large saucepan bring water to a boil add all the seasonings and butter stir until mixed. Then add the meat and rice; return to a boil.

Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving. Dash with paprika and enjoy!

Cooking Note: I was trying to get the same results from a box of Zatarain’s so that my family could cut back on cost since this is a meal we love to eat. I also was trying to keep it at the same time frame. I think this was a very close result! You could use fresh peppers and onion. For my quick version, I didn’t.

This makes 8-12, 1 cup servings. We like leftovers in my house! And Enjoy!

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