I love Dirty Rice! It's a great back up recipe to have the wings. There are so many weeks that we will have heaps of random leftover veggies, that by the end of the week when I do my shopping, I pick up a small bit of chicken livers and it's sorted!
Yeah, I know. Chicken. Livers. Well, that's what makes it all so dirty!
Seriously though. It's an easy as recipe that I start prepping when the boys are hopefully napping.
This is the original recipe here.
- 1 1/2 cup long-grain rice
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 300g pork mince
- 300g chicken livers
- 3 slices of bacon, chopped
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1-3 jalapeños, chopped
- 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
- 2 green onions, chopped
Most of the time you can wing it, add whatever veggies are on hand. I've added carrots, leeks instead of celery, mushrooms, capsicum, and a lot of hot sauce. I've used bacon, not used bacon - you get the idea. A handy thing that Jacob is great at doing (yes one of the MANY things) is stashing away hot chilli peppers in the freezer. And speaking of freezing - dirty rice freezes quite well!
You can find the method to the madness (aka the how-to) here. Just adjust it depending on your veg and meat.
And yes, don't forget the hot sauce!!