Dirty Rice with Shrimp Recipe

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Sarah Gill Modified: March 23, 2022
Dirty Rice with Shrimp Recipe

How To Make Dirty Rice with Shrimp

Enjoy a filling and flavorful meal with this dirty rice! It comes tender shrimp and pork, cooked in a spiced broth, for a fuller dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 2tbspcooking oil
  • ½lbground pork
  • 1onion
  • 2celery ribs
  • 1green bell pepper
  • 1garlic clove
  • ¼tspcayenne
  • ½tsppaprika
  • ½tspdried oregano
  • 1bay leaf
  • tspsalt
  • ¼tspfresh ground black pepper
  • cupslong grain rice
  • 3cupschicken broth,low-sodium
  • 1lbmedium shrimp
  • 2scallions,including green tops


  1. In a large saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderate heat. Add the pork and cook for about 2 minutes until the meat is no longer pink.

  2. Reduce the heat to moderately low and add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan. Add the onion, celery, bell pepper, and garlic. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the vegetables start to soften.

  3. Stir in the cayenne, paprika, oregano, bay leaf, salt, black pepper, and rice. Cook for 1 minute, stirring.

  4. Add the broth. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Raise the heat to moderate and stir in the shrimp. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.

  5. Remove the pan from the heat and let stand for about 5 minutes longer, covered, until the rice and shrimp are just done.

  6. Remove the bay leaf. Stir in the scallions.

  7. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 636.99kcal
  • Fat: 22.99g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.04g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.21g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.98g
  • Carbohydrates: 69.04g
  • Fiber: 2.73g
  • Sugar: 5.45g
  • Protein: 35.50g
  • Cholesterol: 189.10mg
  • Sodium: 1199.72mg
  • Calcium: 123.88mg
  • Potassium: 745.50mg
  • Iron: 2.20mg
  • Vitamin A: 87.59µg
  • Vitamin C: 28.87mg
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