Dirty rice is a recent phenomenon in slimming world circles, due to it being a delicious and inexpensive option for lunch or dinner. This dirty rice dish has origins in the "Dirty South", the southern states of America such as Georgia, Louisiana and Alabama, known for hearty and fulfilling soul food.
For this reason, my spin on dirty rice is an adaptation of a Louisiana recipe. The below quantities will make four servings.
- 1/2 lb 5% pork mince
- 1/2 cup sliced onions (I used white onions and spring onions)
- 1/2 cup sliced red pepper
- Finely sliced jalapeno pepper (1/2 tbsp would be mild, a full tbsp for medium, etc)
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 cups long grain white rice
- 1/4 cup beef stock
- 3 tsps Schwartz Smoky Cajun mix OR
- 1/4 tsp cumin / 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper / 1/2 tsp cajun powder
- Pinch of salt
- Dash of Tabasco or Franks Hot Sauce to taste
- Pre-cook the long grain rice until fluffy, and set aside.
- Spray a large skillet or frying pan with frylight.
- When the pan is hot, add the peppers, onion and pork mince and allow them to saute.
- Add the bay leaves, jalapenos and spices and stir through the ingredients for a further 2-3 minutes until the smell of the spices fills the room!
- Add the beef stock and rice and cook for a further 3 minutes, stirring throughout.
- Serve in a bowl, with tabasco or hot sauce to taste.
- If you want to make this recipe even more authentic, ask the butcher for chicken liver instead of pork mince, this is what gives the rice the true "dirty" look.
- Beef mince can be used if you can't get pork mince.
- For an extra protein boost or a bit of showmanship, crack an egg on top for the last 4 minutes.
- If you're on an Extra Easy SP day, swap out the rice for cauliflower rice
Would love to hear what you think of this recipe, let us know in the comments.
You might also like to try our Nando's inspired spicy rice recipe next!