Dirty Rice

Total Time:
40 min
25 min
15 min

12 servings

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 pound chicken livers, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 4 cups hot cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cook the sausage and chicken livers in a large skillet until browned. Add the vegetables and saute until soft. Gently fold in the rice and parsley. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

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I used ground venison instead of sausage and followed the rest of the recipe. also added some cayenne pepper and cajun seasoning. Cant stop eating it! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this but I did tweak it to our tastes. I added 4 chicken bullion cubes to the water and rice, along with some seasoned salt and garlic powder. I browned sausage, onion, salt, pepper, more seasoned salt, and more garlic powder. I didn't add the livers just because I didn't have any. Everybody loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quite a good model for dirty rice. Order of prep could use improvement. As it is written, liver/sausage cook equal time and are over-cooked once vegetables reach translucency. To equalize everything, start veggies first. Stir fry in 1T olive oil over med-high for about 5 minutes. Add sausage(reserve liver) and whatever spices you choose(cayenne, cajun, guess at it). Cook/stir until all pink is gone. Add liver. Cook/stir 1+ minutes past pink. Fold in hot rice which you've cooked, salted, in chicken stock. Though most cajun recipes don't do well with heavier rices(brown/red), this one is better, I think, with a rice like "Lundberg" Wehani or Burgundy red. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the recipe as printed and found this to be extremely bland. I added cajun seasoning and about 1/2 cup of chicken broth, hoping to boost the flavor. I also added a handful of chopped green onion and a few splashes of hot sauce. It was edible, but disappointing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious. I found this while looking for a dirty rice recipe and love liver so I was intrigued by the possible combination. LOVED it! I used black beans in it the first time I made it and kidney beans the second time and enjoyed the flavor and texture they added. Add your favorite hot sauce and sour cream....Devine! Thank you Ms. Deen. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I use bacon and crushed fennel seed for the nice things they do with the livers, as well as fresh thyme, rosemary, and hot peppers out of the garden (or the freezer, depending on the season. I also include roughly chopped gizzards, heart, etc.--whatever odd parts are supplied with the poultry--not so much for flavor as for texture. Somewhat incidentally, rabbit livers, wild or domestic, are especially nice in this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
absolutely fantastic..but of course, it is a Paula Deen recipe. Thanks Paula - you are the greatest! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried other dirty rice recipes and Paula's is the best by far. I prepare this every Christmas and it is a tradition now in our household to have it. Kudos Paula !!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good. I like liver in moderation and this was a very good solution. You can definitely still taste it, but it's mild and delicious and extremely easy to make. (Even better served with hot sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I hate liver. What was I thinking? If you do as well, dont trust that this recipe will taste good and that Paula knows what she is doing by adding it in. I figured that the other ingredients would cover it up, however Its vile flavor sticks out like Ron Howard at armature night at the Apollo. DO NOT ADD LIVER IF YOU CANT STAND IT'S D I S G U S T I N G flavor. Thats all. : ) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Don't fault the recipe just because you don't like liver. That's not Paula's fault nor did she make a claim that this doesn't taste like liver. Poo poo! item not reviewed by moderator and published
You can easily not use liver. I made the exact recipe with double sausage instead. If you don't like liver, why use it? That's your fault, not Paula Deen's. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You knew you didn't like liver. This recipe is centuries old. Much of what Puala Deen does is reintroduce Southern classics. Learn how to give an honest review. The skin color reference is just ignorant on your part. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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