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Mama’s Mambo Veggie Dirty Rice with Crispy Pan-fried Catfish

“I’ve been eating my mom’s jambalaya and dirty rice ever since I can remember. I’m excited to share this veggie remix of my mom’s recipe, one of my favorites from my hometown!”

No matter the occasion – but especially Mardi Gras – this dirty rice with mushrooms and crisp panéed (pan-fried Cajun style) catfish makes for one delicious celebration. Zatarain’s® Dirty Rice Mix and Fish Fri both help shortcut prep time without skimping on the NOLA-inspired flavor. Recipe Credit: Cleo Wade
  • 15m

    prep time

  • 40m

    Cook Time

  • 436

    Calories

  • 13

    Ingredients

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Ingredients

6

Servings

Veggie Dirty Rice

Pan-Fried Catfish

Instructions

  • For the Dirty Rice, heat oil in large heavy bottomed saucepan on medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion; cook and stir 5 to 7 minutes, or until lightly browned and softened. Stir in garlic; cook 1 minute, until fragrant. Stir in Rice Mix and stock; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 25 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes then fluff with a fork.

  • Meanwhile, for the Catfish, heat oil in large cast iron skillet to about 350°F. Sprinkle catfish on both sides with Creole Seasoning. Mix buttermilk and egg in shallow dish. Place Fish Fri in separate shallow dish. Dip catfish fillets in buttermilk mixture, shaking gently to remove excess. Coat evenly on both sides with Fish Fri.

  • Fry catfish 3 to 5 minutes per side until cooked through. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with parsley and additional Creole Seasoning, if desired. Serve with Dirty Rice.

  • Leftover Tip: Reheat leftover Dirty Rice and top with eggs for an easy breakfast bowl made up your favorite way. Add the fixin’s like extra beans, corn, salsa or tomatoes, avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, and green onions... and don’t forget a dash of Zatarain’s® Cajun Hot Sauce.

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