Zatarain’s makes enjoying this classic South Louisiana rice dish quick and easy. Just brown ground beef and add Zatarain’s Dirty Rice Mix, and then let simmer. The prep is quick. The results are delicious.
Brown ground beef in 3-quart saucepan. Drain fat. Stir water and Rice Mix into saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
Simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.
Test Kitchen Tip: Try adding a mixture of ground beef, ground sausage and finely chopped chicken giblets for more robust flavor.
For richer flavor: Add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil with the water.
Microwave Directions: Mix 2 1/2 cups hot water, Rice Mix, 1 lb. ground beef, cooked and drained, and 1 tbsp. vegetable or olive oil (optional) in 2 1/2-quart microwavable bowl until well blended. Cover. Microwave on HIGH 5 minutes. Stir. Microwave on MEDIUM (50% power) 16 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Let stand in microwave 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.
Note: Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate. Cooking times are based on an 1100 watt microwave oven.