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Pappadeaux Dirty Rice


When you're wanting Pappadeaux's dirty rice but don't want to leave the house, this copycat recipe will satisfy your cravings.

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  • 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 tablespoon dirty rice seasoning (see below)
  • 1/2 cup onion, medium dice
  • 2 cups steamed long grain rice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced fine
  • 1 pound ground meat mixture (see below)
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard (Coleman's is best)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • Thyme and oregano, all to taste
  • GROUND MEAT MIXTURE includes chicken lilvers, gizzards, and pork in equal portions to make a pound of meat.
  • SEASONING MEAT MEXTURE Includes red pepper, salt, black pepper, paprika, dry mustard, comino, thyme and oregano, all to taste.


Servings 4
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 20mins


Step 1

Brown the ground meat mixture in the oil. Stir in seasoning mixture and the bay leaf and saute about one minute.

Add vegetables and sauté 3 to 4 minutes on high heat, stirring frequently. Add the uncooked rice and mix in well. Cover and simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes. Stir in steamed rice.

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