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Once while watching a Youtube channel, we came across a recipe for Dirty Rice and afterwards I went to Pinterest to find a recipe for it, so I could give it a try. This is a meat-y version, so I can’t say anything about the taste, but according to my boyfriend it’s delicious. It’s flavorful, but not too spicy. I am still meaning to try this once with vegetarian meat as I think that should work as well.
This recipe is based on Dirty Cajun Rice recipe
- Minced meat half-half – 300 gram/ 0.66 pounds
- Red Bell Pepper – 1
- Onion – 1
- Celery stick – 1
- Garlic – 4 cloves
- Rice – 3/4 cups dry or about 1 1/2 after cooking
- Bay leaves – 2
- Chicken or beef bouillon cubes – 1 1/2
- Worcestershire sauce – 1/4 cup
- Salt – a pinch
- Black pepper – 1 teaspoon
- Smoked paprika powder – 1 heaped teaspoon
- Cayenne powder – a pinch (or more if you want it more spicy)
- Onion powder – a pinch
- Thyme (dried) – 1 heaped teaspoon
- Olive Oil
- First slice and dice the onion and garlic. Put it in a wok with some oil and start baking till translucent.
- While the onion is baking cut the red bell pepper and celery in pieces. Don’t add it to the wok yet.
- When the onion is translucent add the minced meat, break it up with a spoon a bit and let it bake until browned.
- Now start cooking the rice.
- To the wok now add the celery and red bell pepper. Bake for a few minutes. Then add the Worcestershire sauce, salt, bouillon cubes, smoked paprika powder, black pepper powder, onion powder cayenne pepper, bay leaves, thyme and a bit of water.
- Let it all cook for a while. When the rice is done, add it to the wok and mix well.
- Remove the bay leaves from the dish and serve then.