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Rice is a major Louisiana crop and a kitchen staple. This beloved dish evolved as home cooks discovered that adding spices and leftover meat would create rice that tastes a whole lot better – even if it looks a little “dirty.”
Dirty rice is infused with the flavors of onion and bell pepper. The dish is traditionally prepared with giblets, but Zatarain’s Dirty Brown Rice Mix is delicious with ground beef, ground pork, ground turkey or any other meat of your choosing.
STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS
1. BROWN 1 lb. ground beef in 3-quart saucepan. Drain fat.
2. STIR 2 1/2 cups water, Rice Mix and 1 tbsp. vegetable or olive oil (optional) into saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
3. SIMMER 45 minutes or until rice is tender.
4. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.
1. MIX 3 cups hot water, Rice Mix and 1 tbsp. vegetable or olive oil (optional) in 2 1/2 -quart microwaveable bowl until well blended.
2. MICROWAVE , uncovered, on HIGH 10 minutes. Add 1 lb. ground beef, cooked and drained; mix well. Microwave on MEDIUM (50% power) 35 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Let stand in microwave 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.
Microwave ovens vary; adjust cooking times as needed. Cooking times are based on an 1100 watt microwave oven.
CAUTION: Bowl and contents will be very hot. Use pot holders when removing from microwave.
LONG GRAIN PARBOILED BROWN RICE, SALT, ONION, RED AND GREEN BELL PEPPER, GARLIC, SPICES (INCLUDING RED PEPPER), YEAST EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, TAMARI SOY SAUCE (SOYBEAN, SALT), SUGAR & PAPRIKA.
1/4 cup dry mix (44g) = 1 cup prepared