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large white bowl of dirty rice

Easy Dirty Rice Recipe

A deliciously seasoned side dish, packed with flavor and easy to prepare in one pot! Don't let this Dirty Rice fool you, it's substantial flavor and ingredients could make this Dirty Rice a hearty main dish as well.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Dirty Rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 394kcal
Author Tanya


  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1/2 pound chicken livers finely chipped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon thyme dried
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 2 cups long grain white rice rinsed
  • 1 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped


  • Add pork sausage and livers to a large pot over medium heat and sauté, until the meat has browned.
  • Add the onion, celery, green bell pepper, minced garlic, Creole seasoning, dried thyme, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Stir and cook until onions and bell peppers have softened a bit, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add rice, beef broth, and water and stir with a wooden spoon, ensuring all brown bits are removed from the bottom. Place bay leaf on top of the mixture.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer. Once it begins to simmer, reduce the heat to low and cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid. Allow to cook for 18 minutes over low heat, then remove the pot from heat. Leave the lid on the pot for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Open the lid and remove the bay leaves. Add chopped parsley and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve and enjoy.


  • If you’re not a fan of livers, feel free to replace them with ground beef or ground turkey. Please note that the chicken livers give an authentic tasting dirty rice. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 605mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3691IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 4mg