Recipe: Cajun dirty rice

September 2, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Louisiana Sue shares her flavorful recipe for Cajun dirty rice.

Cajun "Dirty Rice"
Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (cooked off and drained of excess fat )
  • 1/4 pound chicken gizzards, rinsed
  • 1/4 pound chicken livers, rinsed and trimmed
  • 3-4 cups cooked rice
  • (I like white rice, but you can substitute wild rice or brown rice)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Cajun seasoning to taste (this puts the snap in your dance steps)
  • 1 cup green onions, chopped

Chop or pulse gizzards and livers in blender or food processor. In large skillet or pan, heat on medium heat olive oil, onions, garlic till tender, add gizzards and livers cook till brown. Add in cooked ground beef, Cajun seasoning and some of the broth simmer till all mixed together about 10-15 minutes. Fold in cooked rice and more broth, lower heat and simmer till all liquid is absorbed Blend mixture together and sprinkle green onions on top. Great side dish or for fun add diced cooked chicken for a complete meal..

Featured wines:

  • 2006 dulce Beso (sweet kiss)- Late Harvest White Wine- Carneros $55.00
  • 2005 Ceja Syrah Sonoma Coast $34.00
  • Louisiana Sue will be cooking up some Cajun "Dirty Rice" on Sunday September 7 at Just Dance Ballroom

    2500 Embarcadero in Oakland at the Sunday Zydeco "La La," 5-9 p.m. Admission $15, kids under 12 free. An authentic Louisiana experience with great food, dance lessons and hot live Zydeco music

    For directions visit www.justdanceballroom.com. For additional information email lasue@pacbell.net or visit www.louisianasue.com.

    About Louisiana Sue
    Louisiana Sue was born in New Orleans with a crawfish in her mouth, Mardi Gras in her heart and Zydeco music in her soul. Sue moved to California in the 1980s, producing many authentic Louisiana food and music events. Focusing on her roots, Sue has cooked all over Sacramento, Davis, Napa, and the Bay Area. Sue is currently bringing Louisiana food and music to Just Dance Ballroom in Oakland. You can check things out at www.louisianasue.com.

    Just Dance Ballroom
    2500 Embacadero
    Oakland, CA
    www.justdanceballroom.com


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