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Dirty rice with bacon

Dirty rice with bacon
Los Angeles Times

I have to say it: This recipe is down and dirty. Dirty rice is a great one-dish meal. It's easy to fix and can be varied depending on what you have on hand. A favorite in New Orleans, it gets ... Read more

Total time: 30 minutes | Serves 3 to 4
Note: You can substitute chicken livers for the ground beef. File powder and Cajun seasoning can be found in the spice aisle of well-stocked supermarkets.
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon file powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Salt, pepper

Step 1Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon and ground beef and cook until beef browns, 3 to 5 minutes. Add onion, bell pepper and celery and saute until slightly softened, about 2 minutes.

Step 2Stir in rice. Add chicken stock and bring to simmer. Cover and cook 15 minutes. Add file powder, Cajun seasoning and cayenne to taste. Cook until liquid has evaporated, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in green onions and add salt and pepper to taste.

Each of 4 servings:
416 calories; 525 mg sodium; 41 mg cholesterol; 21 grams fat; 41 grams carbohydrates; 14 grams protein; 0.63 gram fiber.
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