Dirty rice is everything but dirty. As a matter of fact, this dish is a Louisiana classic and it’s flavorful and savory. Dirty Rice is known for the small pieces of pork or chicken that give the rice a brownish, ‘dirty’ look. Don’t worry, this dirty rice recipe is everything but.
In this recipe, we’ll show you how you can make this spicy and flavorful dish in the comfort of your kitchen. All you need to do is dish out your favorite herbs and spices and start cooking. It will only take a few minutes in preparing this undeniably tasty dish. You will be sure that your rice will be tender if you use the crockpot on this one.
Serve this for lunch and dinner and we guarantee that you’ll never get enough of this dish. Add this dirty rice recipe to your arsenal of easy-to-prepare meals and wow everyone. If you want to make more rice dishes, try this pork and vegetable stir fry rice recipe.
How To Make Crockpot Dirty Rice
- 8 oz. Bulk Italian Sausage
- 1 Green Bell Pepper finely chopped
- 1 medium Onion finely chopped
- 2 cups Chicken Stock
- 1 cup White Rice Long-Grain
- 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice
- 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
- 1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
- 1 Cilantro chopped, for garnish
- Stir all ingredients together in a large crockpot.
- Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until rice is tender and Italian sausage is cooked through.
- Sprinkle with cilantro before serving.
Commonly Asked Questions
How Many Times Should I Wash the Rice?
Washing rice should not be a daunting task in preparing rice-based dishes. A couple of thorough rinses should suffice. The most important thing you have to eliminate is the small stones that were accidentally included. Thoroughly rinsing rice will also help lower the risk of arsenic poisoning.
Why Is It Called Dirty Rice?
As mentioned, the inclusion of pork or chicken and the spices adds color to the white rice while being cooked. The color is usually dark brown which gives the impression of being dirty.
Dirty rice is a great dish for lunch or dinner and you will absolutely love the simplicity of it. Serve it to your family and friends and we guarantee that they will love it too.