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dirty rice made in a dutch oven with cajun seasoning, beef and a few simple ingredients

Dirty Rice

This Easy Dirty Rice recipe is the perfect side dish! It's made with cajun seasoning, ground beef, white rice and a few other ingredients.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 302kcal
Author Nichole


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups white rice uncooked
  • 3 ½ cups beef broth
  • chopped green onion or parsley for garnish


  • Add ground beef to a dutch oven or heavy bottomed pan set over medium heat. Crumble with a spatula and cook 4-5 minutes until no pink remains.
  • Add onion, garlic, green pepper, celery, Cajun seasoning, and salt. Stir until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add rice and beef broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered about 20 to 23 minutes or until rice is cooked.
  • Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes, then fluff with a fork. Garnish with green onions or parsley before serving.


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 783mg | Potassium: 524mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1025IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg