Dirty Rice
 
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A traditional southern dish made with lean ground pork, rice, veggies and flavored with Creole seasoning.
Serves: 7½ cups (6 servings)
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 11/2 tbsp.Creole seasoning
  • ¼ tsp. smoked paprika
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • ½ cup finely-chopped green onions
  • 5 cups rice, cooked (I used basmati rice)
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet with a high sides, over medium heat add vegetable oil and whisk in flour. Cook, whisking constantly, until roux thickens and darkens to a mahogany color; do not let burn.
  2. In a same skillet as the roux, add ground pork and cook until pork is fully cooked. Add onions, bell pepper, and celery; cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, bay leaves, smoked paprika and creole seasoning. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Taste test it to see if you need to add salt and pepper.
  3. Just before serving add parsley, green onions and rice. Carefully stir well; and cook until rice is warmed.
Notes
Note: I cooked my rice while I was chopping my vegetables. I found 1 cup of basmati rice to 2¼ cups of water worked out well.

Calories per heaping cup: 277, Fat: 9, Sodium: 56, Potassium: 128, Carbs: 29, Fiber: 2, Sugar: .06, Protein: 19
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Serving size: 1¼ cups
Recipe by Peanut Butter and Peppers at https://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2014/09/15/dirty-rice-brfoodiefam/