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Southern Dirty Rice

"This recipe has been passed down for generations."
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45 m servings 252 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 252 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 3.7 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.7g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 11.5 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 127 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium:
  • 29 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Pulse gizzards in food processor, then pulse livers.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan. Saute onion and gizzards over medium heat, stirring constantly, until meat begins to brown (about 5 minutes). Add livers and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until brown (about 3 minutes).
  3. Add rice and stir until coated with oil. Add broth, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook about 20 minutes, until rice has absorbed liquid. Sprinkle with green onion and serve.

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omg !! this is awsome . no doubt a winner . instead of gizzards and liver , i used 1 pound fresh pork sausage .any favorite sausage will be fine . deserves 10 stars ..thumbs up on this one .than...

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This is by far the worst recipe that I have ever made. I followed this recipe exactly and would not recommend it to ANYBODY!! It might be better with something other than the liver and gizza...

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omg !! this is awsome . no doubt a winner . instead of gizzards and liver , i used 1 pound fresh pork sausage .any favorite sausage will be fine . deserves 10 stars ..thumbs up on this one .than...

Finally a recipe for the "Real Dirty Rice" ! You must be from Cajun country to know what I mean, Sha! Thanks To you! Debra

This was great! I substituted 3/4 lb of ground beef for the chicken livers (not too keen on them, sorry!) - I also added 1/2 cup chopped celery and 1/4 lb chopped bell pepper. I will definitely ...

I've made this several times. I swithced to only using chicken livers (no gizzards) for pure convenience - and I couldn't tell much difference in the final taste. At first I chopped the livers...

Wow. I've spent a lot of time in Louisiana around the coastal areas and have eaten more than my fair share of dirty rice without believing it was as simple as this recipe. The flavors seem so ...

WOW this is so YUMMY! I changed a thing or 2, due to I didnt have all the ingriedents listed. I used a pound of chicken livers and 2 small vidalia onions sauteed with the chicken livers. I sa...

Traditional dirty rice is a beautiful (ugly!) thing, and this is IT. So good, be prepared to give out your recipe. I do add celery and bell pepper with the onion (aka The Trinity of Cajun & Cr...

I am from southern Louisiana and it tasted great! Just like grandma's.

I used a pound of spicy sausage instead of the livers and gizzards and cut back on the cayenne just a little. Turned out great! My husband loved this recipe.