Mimi's Louisiana Dirty Rice


A true classic, Louisiana dirty rice is filled with ground meat, onion, celery, bell peppers, and assorted spices. Also, perfect as a dressing or stuffing for turkey, chicken, etc...

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
5 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ½ pound bulk pork sausage

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper

  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper

  • ¼ cup diced celery

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon ground paprika

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • 2 large bay leaves

  • 4 ½ cups cooked rice

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and sausage; cook and stir, breaking into small pieces, until they begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Add onion, bell peppers, celery, and garlic. Continue to cook and stir until meat is fully browned, 3 to 4 minutes more. Stir in soy sauce, black pepper, paprika, oregano, Cajun seasoning, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt.

  2. Stir in broth and bay leaves. Let simmer for 6 to 8 minutes. Fold in rice, 1 cup at a time, until fully coated. Mix in parsley. Simmer for 6 to 8 more minutes. Discard bay leaves and serve.

Cook's Notes:

You can use bacon grease instead of vegetable oil, and chicken broth or water instead of beef broth.

Using Cajun seasoning, bay leaves, soy sauce, garlic powder, paprika, and oregano is optional.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

534 Calories
25g Fat
49g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 534
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 31%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 1318mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 38mg 189%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 603mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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