What’s Cookin’ Wednesdays: Homemade Dirty Rice {Recipe & Giveaway}

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Homemade Dirty Rice

dirtyriceWe’re featuring a dirty rice recipe this week that allows a busy mom to cook a gourmet meal in bulk, in one pot. The recipe is designed in a non-conventional way so that a mother can use a SINGLE pot to cook the whole meal without having to take ingredients in and out of a pot. The focus is on re-doing a family classic with fresh, healthy ingredients to replace the box dinner that is commonly used.

Brown rice, Grass fed ground beef, and fresh veggies come together in this easy one-pot family classic that’s simple, satisfying for the entire family, stores wonderfully in the fridge and can provide heat and serve meal options for a busy mother on days when cooking is just not an option.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 70 minutes

Ingredients (You can buy all the ingredients here: http://bit.ly/DirtyRiceMix)

2 cups Brown Rice from Cajun Grain
1 LB Grass fed ground ground beef from Hollywood Livestock
1 Large onion, coarsely chopped
5 cloves garlic, coarsely minced
2 LOUISIANA red potatoes, coarsely cubed
2 Bell Peppers, coarsely chopped
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes
1 oz Boucherie Spice from Red Stick Spice Co
4-6 tbl fresh butter (can be replaced by olive oil)
4 cups water or stock
1/3 LB HERITAGE Pork Sausage, cubed (optional)
1 cup shredded Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese (optional)
1 root green onions for garnish (optional)
1 teaspoon turmeric (optional, for color)


1. Melt 2 tbl butter (or heat olive oil) in a deep dutch oven/ pot, on medium heat.

2. When hot, add the chopped onions and cook 3-4 minutes until translucent.

3. Add bell peppers and cook an additional 1-2 minutes.

4. Add potatoes and cook for 4-5 minutes.

5. Add ground beef and boucherie seasoning, break up using a spatula and mix in with the rest of the veggies.

6. As the beef begins to break up and brown, add the garlic cloves whole, cover the pot and let cook for 3-4 minutes until liquid begins to collect in the pot.

7. Uncover, give it a quick mix, and add the rice, water and turmeric along with 2 tbl of butter.

8. Add the cherry tomatoes whole and cover and let come to a boil.

9. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and let cook, covered, for 50 minutes.

10. After 50 minutes, turn off heat and let sit for 5-7 minutes.

11. Serve topped with chopped green onions for garnish.

You can buy all the ingredients here: http://bit.ly/DirtyRiceMix

Total Servings: 10
Meal cost: $3/serving

Some Tips

  • Pair it up with some of our toasted ciabatta or baguettes to add crunch to the meal.
  • Add chopped sausage (along with the garlic) to the ground beef to add an extra layer of flavor to the dirty rice
  • Add shredded cheese to the cooked rice before garnishing with onions to make a creamier rice mix.
  • The stewed tomatoes add a really delicious sweetness to the dirty rice, but if you’re not a tomato person, you can always leave them out.

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Angela is a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to 4 children. She and her husband, Josh, were born and raised in Louisiana and love raising their kids around family and friends. They love exploring the outdoors, traveling, and playing sports. Angela loves to encourage other homeschooling moms and loves to advocate for getting kids off screens and outside.


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