Thursday, February 5, 2009

Dirty Rice!

Despite its unappetizing name, this dish is a family favorite! And it's super simple to make, I promise. Just a small note: we have a family of 6 and this recipe feeds us with enough for seconds AND leftovers!

1 family-sized box Zatarain's dirty rice mix (this is the part that makes it easy)
3.5 cups hot water
1.5-2 pounds hamburger (can make half of this spicy ground sausage for a tasty variation)
0.5 cup diced onion
0.5 cup diced green pepper
1 small can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
additional seasoning such as Old Bay Seasoning, garlic powder, Mrs. Dash, etc.
shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream

In a 5-quart stock pot or Dutch oven, brown the meat with the onion and green pepper. Drain off most of the grease, keeping about 2 tablespoons or so in the pan. Add the hot water, tomatoes, corn and additional seasoning and bring to a boil. Stir in the dirty rice mix, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 25 minutes, stirring once during cook time. Remove from heat and let sit uncovered for 5-10 minutes before serving. Garnish with shredded cheese and/or sour cream. Enjoy!


KCaldwellmom said...

i love new recipes, looking forward to tryint this one...

tami said...

looks yummy! Love your playlist too.

Leah Crowe said...

hmmm sounds tasty. I've never used Zatarains before, think I'll add that to the shopping list soon!

Becky said...

GIRL I made this tonight and it was YUMMMMMY!!!!

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