This is an easy recipe to make and it's very flavorful and spicy.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a heavy saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and the chopped onions; saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Mix in the bell pepper, chili powder, ground annatto, chili flakes, cumin, and cinnamon. Saute for 2 minutes.

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  • Pour the rice into the saucepan and stir to coat. Add the water and 1 teaspoon salt, and bring the rice to a boil over high heat. Cover the pan and turn the heat to low. Simmer the rice for 25 minutes.

  • When the rice is cooked, mix in tomatoes, corn, black beans, and pine nuts. Stir in salt, pepper and lime juice. When the mixture is heated through, spoon it onto plates and top with the sliced red onion and cilantro. Serve a wedge or two of lime with each plate to squeeze over the rice.

Nutrition Facts

409 calories; protein 13.7g 27% DV; carbohydrates 71.4g 23% DV; fat 9g 14% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 424.2mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2008
for an annatto substitute try 1/4 tsp. paprika plus generous pinch of tumeric (equals 1 tsp annatto) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/18/2005
This is by no means dirty rice. I followed this as written and feel that there are tons of other recipes that rate much higher. It would have been easier to just boil the rice and add all the other stuff to it.. Will not make again. Read More
(55)
120 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2008
for an annatto substitute try 1/4 tsp. paprika plus generous pinch of tumeric (equals 1 tsp annatto) Read More
(109)
Rating: 2 stars
08/18/2005
This is by no means dirty rice. I followed this as written and feel that there are tons of other recipes that rate much higher. It would have been easier to just boil the rice and add all the other stuff to it.. Will not make again. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
I have now made this recipe twice and it has been a hit both times. Could not find Anatto Powder so I just left it out. Husband and kids loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2006
Oh my gosh, this was so good! The only changes I made was to use cubanelle peppers instead of green (too expensive this time of year), red kidney beans instead of black, and 1 tsp of ground chipotle chili pepper instead of the 2 tsp of annatto - it's what I had on hand. I served it as a side dish to the Cuban Pork Roast and Spicy Mango Salsa recipes also found on this site. Will definitely make again. Thank you, Jen! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
Great tasting rice dish. I loved the combination of spices. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
This is an easy and versatile recipe. For another meal idea layer guacamole sour cream cheddar and (for your meat eating friends) grilled chicken for one helluva burrito. This recipe is a new favorite in my house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2007
This was incredible. We ommitted the nuts and it was fabulous!!! There is just two of us so there were a lot of leftovers. Definitely put the fresh onions and squeeze the fresh lime juice on top... it just makes the dish.****UPDATE**** I have to say this has become one of our most favorite recipes.. we alter it only a little by adding shredded chicken. We just buy a pre-cooked rotiserie chicken and use the white meat.. fab!!! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
I got this recipe because normally "dirty rice" is a cajun thing, so I made it with Cajun Chicken. It's more like spanish rice. However, it was a big hit! My hubby loved it!! Next time I make it, I'll do so with a spanish meal! Read More
(23)
Rating: 1 stars
11/14/2003
I'm afraid I have to differ! It was mush... and I followed the directions exactly. It was spicy but there was no TASTE at all. I hate wet rice. Read More
(18)
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