Authentic Dirty, Dirty Rice Recipe

Experience the rich, savory flavors of our Dirty, Dirty Rice, a Southern classic that brings a harmony of tastes to your dining table. This easy-to-follow recipe combines nutritious ingredients like lean ground meat, fresh vegetables, and aromatic spices, all stirred into a bed of perfectly cooked rice. The secret to this dish lies in its ‘dirty’ appearance, courtesy of the browned meat and spice mixture. With our Dirty, Dirty Rice, you’re not just preparing a meal – you’re creating a culinary experience steeped in tradition, history, and unique Southern charm.

Dirty, Dirty Rice Recipe:

Preparation Time: 50 minutes

Serves: 4-6


  • 1 lb of lean ground beef or pork
  • 1 cup of long-grain rice
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons of Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 green onions, sliced for garnish


  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground meat over medium heat. Once cooked, remove the meat from the skillet and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, add the diced bell pepper, onion, and celery. Sauté until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Add the minced garlic, Creole seasoning, thyme, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir well to combine.
  4. Add the rice to the skillet and stir well, ensuring the rice is well-coated with the spices.
  5. Return the browned meat to the skillet and add the chicken broth. Stir well.
  6. Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and let the mixture simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is fully cooked and has absorbed the chicken broth.
  7. Fluff the rice with a fork before serving and garnish with sliced green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories: 300

Protein: 20g

Carbohydrates: 35g

Fat: 10g

Sodium: 550mg

Fiber: 2g

Enjoy the rich flavors and comforting warmth of this Dirty, Dirty Rice recipe, a true Southern classic!