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Dirty rice is one of those dishes that’s so simple that people mess it up all the time. The secret to a good dirty rice is organ meat. Gizzards, heart or liver will work just fine. I hope you’re not turned off because the combination of these flavors makes something magical.

 

 

 

 

 

Dirty Rice

Dirty rice is one of those dishes that’s so simple that people mess it up all the time. The secret to a good dirty rice is organ meat. Gizzards, heart or liver will work just fine. I hope you’re not turned off because the combination of these flavors makes something magical.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Creole
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. gizzards and hearts
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 lbs. rice cooked
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 lbs. ground chuck
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire
  • 1 tablespoon dry oregano
  • 1 tablespoon savory blackening seasoning
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 bunch green onions chopped

Instructions

  • In a pot add gizzards, hearts, salt and cover with water then bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Skim off water as gizzards cook. Do not discard water.
  • Cut the gizzards from the sinew and add gizzards and hearts to food processor and blitz on high for 1 minute or until it resembles ground meat.
  • In a Dutch oven over medium heat, heat oil once oil is hot add ground beef and cook until water evaporates about 5 minutes. Add onions, bell pepper and celery cook for 3 minutes then add garlic, bay leaves, worcestershire, oregano, savory, salt, cayenne and gizzards cook for 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup of gizzard stock scraping bottom of pot.
  • Fold in rice and 1/4 green onions making sure it’s coated evenly. Taste and adjust seasoning, garnish with green onions serve hot.

Notes

45 minutes If you make this a day in advanced, add ½ cup-1 cup of water before reheating so the rice can steam while reheating.