I don’t know if you want to call it “Dirty Rice” / “Loaded Rice” – or rice with a bunch of “stuff” in it – I call it GOOD! – LOL . . .
This is gonna be fun – my recipes are sometimes hard to follow – here we go . . .
The Stuff – – –
1 1/2 to 2 lbs of ground beef – 73/27 is best for flavor – 80/20 will work ok
large yellow onion – chopped / or 2 -3 small ones chopped
3 or 4 jalapenos – scoop out seeds and membranes – chopped
at least a tablespoon of cajun seasoning
at least a teaspoon of black pepper
1 to 3 tablespoons of minced garlic
1 can rotel – drained
package of dirty rice mix – my favorite is Oak Grove Smokehouse – if your store doesn’t carry it you can get it through Amazon – or any brand will work as long as it is not one of the instant rice types – the cooking time will clue you in – if the package directions talk about cover and simmer for 20 plus minutes – then it’s real rice . . .
2 1/2 cups of water – or whatever amount your dirty rice mix calls for . . .
The dirty rice mix –
And the cajun seasoning –
Are YOU ready?? – Here We Go!!
Chunk the first five things in a fairly deep pan – need to use one that has a lid – that’s the hamburger / onion / jalapenos / cajun seasoning / black pepper – med heat – keep poking it around – get it all mixed good – you are cooking the hamburger – not frying it
Drain the grease when hamburger is cooked and return to pan
Add the rotel / garlic / and water and bring to boil – then . . .
add your dirty rice mix – stir it in – reduce to simmer – cover and cook per the dirty rice package directions . . .
And you can add to this to your hearts content – mushrooms /celery / throw chicken livers in with the ground beef / use ground pork instead of ground beef / use those twisted imaginations to the fullest!!
This is a fun one – similar to the one from yesterday because you can make it to YOUR tastes very easily – want HEAT? – don’t clean out the jalapenos – just chop them whole! / different or deeper flavor? use beef stock or chicken stock or bone stock instead of water – this simple recipe gives you a basic starting point that is good as is – or you can really run with it – whatever you feel like doing . . .
If you noticed there was no salt added – the cajun seasoning stuff usually has a fairly high salt content – it’s real easy to get this way too salty in a hurry – try it a couple of times before you add much additional salt . . .
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!