We love foods with a bit of spice around here. This dirty rice recipe certainly delivers and is one of a few meals I can count on everyone in the family enjoying. These types of dishes are rare and hard to find! It's definitely on regular rotation at our house!
This is from one of my favorite cooking websites, Southern Plate, and from Christy Jordan's book Come Home to Supper. I love that her food is simple and oh so yummy!
4-5 cups cooked rice (we use brown, but white is great, too)
1 pound uncooked sausage (or ground beef)
1-3 Tablespoons Creole Seasoning (we use Tony Chachere's or Slap Ya Mama)
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
2 Tablespoons chopped or minced garlic
4 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley (or 2 Tablespoons dried)
In large skillet over medium heat, place celery, bell pepper, garlic, onion, parsley, and sausage. Break up sausage and cook all, stirring regularly, until sausage is fully cooked and vegetables are tender. Add Creole seasoning and stir. Stir in rice and continue cooking over medium heat until rice is heated through, stirring well the entire time.
I usually only put 1 Tablespoon of the Creole seasoning in the dish while cooking, and those who want a spicier version sprinkle a bit more seasoning on their plate.