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Dirty Rice (Cynthia Coutts)

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Category: Rice

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 lb Chicken gizzards; or a
  • -combination of hearts and
  • -gizzards
  • 2 tb Vegetable oil
  • 1 Onion; chopped
  • 1 Rib celery; chopped
  • 1/2 c Chopped green pepper
  • 3 Cloves garlic; minced
  • 2 oz Chicken livers; trimmed and
  • -chopped
  • 1/4 lb Ground pork (not sausage)
  • 1 c Chicken stock or canned
  • -broth
  • 1/4 ts Black pepper
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Cayenne
  • 1/2 ts Dry mustard
  • 1/2 ts Ground cumin
  • 2 c Cooked white rice
  • 2 Green onions; chopped
  • 2 tb Chopped fresh parsley


You might enjoy this recipe for dirty rice. It's from my favorite Cajun
cookbook by Marjie Lambert, Cajun Cooking: Succulent Recipes from
Louisiana. It serves 6 as a side dish.

Put the gizzards in a small saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a
boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, adding extra
water if necessary. Drain the gizzards and set aside until cool enough to

In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil. Saute the onions,
celery, green pepper and garlic until the vegetables are limp, about 5
minutes. Add the livers and pork and cook, stirring, until meat is
browned. Add the chopped gizzards, along with chicken stock and spices and
continue cooking until the liquids are slightly reduced. Taste and adjust

If the rice was not cooked with salt, you will need to add more salt here.
Add the rice, green onions and parsley, and cook just until heated through,
about 2 minutes. Bon appetit!

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