Crawfish and Dirty Rice

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup converted rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup cooked and de-veined crawfish, (shrimp are ok, if crawfish are unavailable)
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 4 fresh poblanos, roasted on the grill or fire, peeled, seeded
  • Goat Cheese Sauce, recipe follows
  • Goat Cheese Sauce:
  • 1 cup soft goat cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream or milk
Directions
  • Heat butter and oil in a large saucepan. Saute onion until translucent, and then add the garlic and spices. Add rice and cover with broth. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

  • Remove rice mixture from the pan, place in a large bowl with crawfish and goat cheese. Add cilantro and lemon zest and incorporate all ingredients gently with a wooden spoon.

  • Fill the poblanos with the filling, trying not to break chile apart. Serve with Goat Cheese Sauce.

Goat Cheese Sauce:
  • Heat on low whisking constantly until comes together and coats the back of a spoon. Season with salt and pepper.


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