I'm a big fan of cajun cuisine and one of my favorite side staples is dirty rice. This was my first attempt at ever making it, so I will probably update this recipe as I continue to improve upon it. I had some ground elk meat leftover from my brother's last hunt, so I substituted that for the ground beef! As for now, it's a great, simple and quick way of getting that comforting bite of dirty rice. I would love to hear from you guys if you have more authentic recipes, so please leave it in the comments below or reach out to me if you do!
1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 cup celery, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups white rice, uncooked
3 1/2 cups beef broth
chopped green onion or parsley for garnish
Add ground beef to a dutch oven or heavy bottomed pan set over medium heat. Crumble with a spatula and cook 4-5 minutes until no pink remains.
Add onion, garlic, green pepper, celery, Cajun seasoning, and salt. Stir until softened, about 5 minutes.
Add rice and beef broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered about 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is cooked.
Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
Garnish with green onions or parsley before serving. Enjoy!