Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dirty Rice

I'm so excited. I have to share this with you. I got an email this morning saying I'll be one of SITS featured bloggers! It will take them a few months to get to me, but I'm still really excited. If you're not familiar with SITS you can visit the website and learn more here. I would also like to remind everyone tomorrow I will be putting everyones name in a bowl who entered my giveaway and letting my kids each pick a name. You're probably thinking I'm crazy because I have 3 children and why would I want to pick 3 names? Well, I'm picking 3 names because I added 2 more prizes! The extra prizes are: the newest issue of Taste of Home and Betty Crocker Cakes (it's one of those 1/2 magazines from the check-out). I'm picking in the morning because tomorrow's grocery day and I will need to buy the ingredients to make my winning recipes. If you haven't already entered click here for your chance.

Now, for the Dirty Rice. I love Cajun food and this rice really hit the spot. My husband and children are wimps and thought it was a little spicy, but they ate it anyway because it was so good. Mrs. Suzie Homemaker posted this recipe and I knew I had to give it a try. She has a great site for food and more. It was quick, easy and less than $1.00 per serving. It also makes a TON so it was hard to determine how many servings! I actually thought the leftovers were even better because the flavors were incorporated more. It could be served as a main dish or as a side. This one's a keeper :)

DIRTY RICE
1 lb lean ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
2 bell peppers, chopped
4 c. beef stock (I used Rachel Ray's)
2 c. long grain white rice
1 TBSP Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning
2 cloves garlic, minced

Brown beef with peppers and onion. Drain if necessary. Add garlic, Creole seasoning and stock; bring to a boil. Stir in rice and bring to a boil again. Reduce heat and cover. Cook 25 minutes. Stir well before servings.

20 comments:

Mommy's Kitchen said...

ummm I love dirty rice, but I have never made it myself. I guess now that will change. Thanks for sharing the recipe Heidi.

Kathy said...

Yummm!!! Boy do we love rice dishes!!! I'll have to give this a try.

Rachel said...

We're always looking for new rice dishes...can't wait to try this! I'm actually making your slow-cooker spaghetti sauce today :)

Priscilla said...

Ooh, this looks so amazing!Perfect with a chicken recipe!

Willoughby said...

We love dirty rice! I'll be trying this recipe!

newlyweds said...

Congrats on being a SITS featured blogger, how exciting. The dirty rice looks so good!

Cammie said...

that looks SO good!
Welcome to SITS!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love dirty rice and yours looks great. I'm not big on Chachere's though, I like Zatarain's Creole Seasoning better.

Congrats on getting a SITS day! You have a couple of months to get ready!

Lynda said...

This sounds so good, Heidi, and easy too! A great meal for any night!

AP said...

stopping by to welcome you to SITS and I am adding you to my blog list!! love your recipes on here!!

Kristen said...

I've never heard of Dirty Rice before, but it looks like something worth trying, thank you for posting it!

sandy said...

That looks delicious! I am sure you will make a great feature on SITS! I can't wait:0)

By the way, welcome to the SITStahood:0)

Delectable Dining said...

Congrats on SITS! I had never heard of them before, so thanks for sharing the info. Such a great idea!

Have fun making your 'winning recipes'. :)

Tiffany said...

That sounds great! Easy and yummy!

Coleen's Recipes said...

This sounds excellent. I really like dirty rice (although it really does need another name) LOL.

Donna-FFW said...

LOVE dirty rice and your version sounds fantastic!!

My New 30 said...

Love Dirty Rice! I have a recipe for the authentic stuff on my blog - you know the one with gizzards LOL! Really, I swear it is much much better than any of y'all are thinkin'! That's actually how it got it's name since the livers and gizzards give it a sort of "dirty" look!

I'm with Katherine. I don't like Tony's so much anymore - it's gotten a bit, too commercial and well, light on the flavor to me. I use Slap Ya Mama Cajun seasoning mostly these days, made right down here in Ville Platte Louisiana! Love it, but I think you have to live down here or order it online. I'd say Zatarain's is a the more popular and common Cajun/Creole seasoning now.

Looking forward to see the winners! Oh and congrats on your upcoming feature! I cannot believe that they are that backed up... wow! I'll be happy to see more food blogs showin' up on SITS.

Have a great Friday and a fantastic WEEKEND!!

Mary

teresa said...

Yummy! Me and my kids love any kind of rice, especially when it has a lot of flavor, this looks divine!

Christelle said...

I love your titles :)

Angie said...

Thanks for posting this recipe. I'm always glad to find new recipes that don't have anything in them that I'm allergic to.

By the way, I really like the picture you have up at the top of your blog.