Cajun Dirty Rice with Sweet Onions

Make this Creole favorite a little sweeter with the addition of sweet onions. An easy way to bring a taste of New Orleans to your dinner table! This dish is savory and packs a flavor punch. Recipe courtesy of Chef and the Fat Man.

  • 1½ cups long-grain rice (Carolina, Basmati, Jasmine), well rinsed
  • 3¼ cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • ½ lb lean ground beef
  • ½ lb ground pork sausage or ground Andouille sausage
  • ½ medium sweet onion, chopped
  • ½ cup green bell pepper for mild; substitute jalapeño chili peppers for a spicier result. 
  • ½ cup red bell pepper
  • 1 Tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp crystal hot sauce or cayenne pepper
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • ⅓ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  1. In a medium pan, cook the lean beef (leave the oil). Add and cook the andouille or pork sausage. Remove both meats and keep combined oils in pan. In the meat oil, saute onions and peppers on medium-high heat until the onions become translucent (about 7 minutes) and set aside.
  2. Drain most of the oils, then add a ¼ cup of chicken broth. Boil up the fond and pour it into a rice cooker.
  3. To the rice cooker, add 3 cups chicken broth, rice, ground beef, ground sausage, onions, peppers, parsley, cajun seasoning, Crystal hot sauce and garlic. Stir well and set to cook for approximately 20 minutes.
  4. Remove the dirty rice and stir well. Place into a bowl and add chopped green onions.

For info on safely handling and preparing ground beef, check out these FAQ's from the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Learn more about safely preparing sausage here

If you like this recipe, try our Sweet Onion Soubise!

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes