Happy New Year, Louisianna Style
December 19, 2010 2:41 PM Subscribe
Please bring me your best Cajun dirty rice recipe for the neophyte. Please hold the gizzards.
posted by DarlingBri to food & drink (12 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I've never made this before but I'm hosting a New Year's Day dinner for eight and as I recall, dirty rice is a Louisianna tradition on this holiday.
There are a ton of recipes online... some call for 1/2lb of pork and beef, some call for 2lbs, some call for canned mushroom soup, some call for sausage*, some call for black eyed peas. Happily, they all say the gizzards are optional - thank God, because that isn't happening.
I don't remember what was in the dirty rice I ate in New Orleans one year, except that it was nom nom. I'm thinking of serving this with slow roasted pork
, so please bring me your best suggestions for suitable dirty rice.
*Spicy sausage in the US style will be difficult for me to acquire here. Ground beef or pork is easy.