Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Down and Dirty Rice ™

This is my version of the Cajun classic.

4 slices bacon 
2 T olive oil
1/8 - 1/4 tsp salt, pepper
Pinch: Cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
2 cloves garlic crushed, chopped
1/2 c chopped onion 
1/8 c chopped celery
1/4 c chopped pepper
2 c rice
4 c reduced sodium chicken broth

Preheat skillet to medium high heat. 

Lower heat to medium and add bacon  and oil. Cook bacon for 6-7 min. Remove bacon, add onions, celery, pepper, garlic and saute for 6 min.  

Add rice and saute for 4 - 5 min. Add chicken stocks and spices. Let boil for  10 - 15 min or until rice is done. 

Serves 6 - 8.


Rachel Cotterill said...

I've never had cajun food - but I love different flavoured rice :)

Denise Browning said...

What a delicious version of the classic dirty rice, Heidi! I visited NOLA a couple of years ago and was enchanted by its amazing food and kind people.