Thursday, February 6, 2014

Homemade Dirty Rice

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great day.  So how many of you have tried to figure out something for dinner while grocery shopping?  I will admit I do that more often than I want to say.  It does happen though even to the best of us.  As a last resort a lot of times I will just grab one of those boxes off the shelf and call it dinner.  Yes I know how to cook but there are days even for us food bloggers where the last thing we want to do is cook.  As much as I love cooking, I myself have days where the kitchen is the last place I want or need to be.  So it was over one of these "boxes" at the grocery store that I thought I bet I could make this myself.  And by golly that is what I did!  So here is my version of homemade dirty rice done the only way I know how to make it, the mishmawsh way. I would also like to mention that this is a one pot wonder meal, it is packed with flavor, its affordable and doesn't take that long to make.  


3 cups of water
2 cups of beef broth, or two beef bullion cubes
1/2 teaspoon of cumin
1/2 teaspoon of Hungarian Paprika or reg. paprika if you dont have the Hungarian
pinch of crushed red pepper flake
1 pound of ground beef, chicken, turkey or pork
1 large diced onion
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
2 cups of minute rice  you can use brown or white
5 dashes of Tabasco sauce
2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste


Grab a large stock pot with a lit, next throw in your oil, and onions.  When the onions are soft throw in your ground beef.  I always buy extra lean ground beef so I do not have to drain the beef once its cooked.  After the beef is cooked throw in all the seasonings  and the last one to put in is the beef stock.  Do not add in the rice yet.  Let the beef, onions and seasonings come up to a boil and add in the rice.  Knock the heat down to simmer and cover with the lid.  Stir every 5 minutes or so just to make sure the rice doesnt stick to the bottom of your pot.  Simmer for about 20 minutes or just until the the rice has absorbed the liquid.  Now its time to plate it up and serve.  You can have a side salad with this, mixed veggies.  Anything goes great with this.  My husband loves having collard greens and corn bread with this.  Whatever floats your boat.

Live, laugh and love and thank you for stopping by.   Heather

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