Recipe courtesy of Michelle Bernstein

Crawfish and Dirty Rice

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Fill the poblanos with the filling, trying not to break chile apart. Serve with Goat Cheese Sauce.

Goat Cheese Sauce:

  1. Heat on low whisking constantly until comes together and coats the back of a spoon. Season with salt and pepper.