Southern Dirty Rice Recipe

Dirty rice is that flavored with chicken, garlic, and a bit of cayenne pepper.

Southern Dirty Rice Recipe

How To Make Southern Dirty Rice

Take a trip down south with this Louisiana classic. Prepare some innards and some broth, it will be a nice twist to your usual fried rice.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 45 mins


  • ¼ lb. chicken gizzards, rinsed
  • ½ lb. chicken livers, rinsed and trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups white rice, uncooked
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup green onions, thinly sliced


  1. Pulse gizzards in food processor, then pulse livers.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan.
  3. Saute onion and gizzards over medium heat, stirring constantly, until meat begins to brown (about 5 minutes).
  4. Add livers and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until brown (about 3 minutes).
  5. Add rice and stir until coated with oil.
  6. Add broth, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.
  7. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer.
  8. Cover and cook about 20 minutes, until rice has absorbed liquid.
  9. Sprinkle with green onion and serve.


  • Sugar: 2g
  • :
  • Calcium: 76mg
  • Calories: 491kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 81g
  • Cholesterol: 196mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 7mg
  • Potassium: 543mg
  • Protein: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 911mg
  • Vitamin A: 6659IU
  • Vitamin C: 34mg
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