"This is an easy recipe to make and it's very flavorful and spicy." — jen
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green bell pepper, chopped
annatto or achiote powder
crushed red pepper
1 1/3 cups
uncooked white rice
2 3/4 cups
roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
1 1/3 cups
whole corn kernels, blanched
black beans, cooked and drained
toasted pine nuts
freshly ground black pepper
red onion, thinly sliced
fresh lime juice
chopped fresh cilantro
lime, cut into wedges
for an annatto substitute try 1/4 tsp. paprika plus generous pinch of tumeric (equals 1 tsp annatto)
I feel it is a shame to call this recipe "Dirty Rice", which is already a well established recipe in south Louisiana and nothing at all like the one that you published. In fact I think that I would be ashamed to call this recipe "dirty rice". I am 68 and can remember this dish from back in the 40s, and I am sure it was around long before I was on the scene. Tsk, tsk.
This is by no means dirty rice. I followed this as written and feel that there are tons of other recipes that rate much higher. It would have been easier to just boil the rice and add all the other stuff to it.. Will not make again.
I have now made this recipe twice and it has been a hit both times. Could not find Anatto Powder so I just left it out. Husband and kids loved it!
Great tasting rice dish. I loved the combination of spices.
Oh my gosh, this was so good! The only changes I made was to use cubanelle peppers instead of green (too expensive this time of year), red kidney beans instead of black, and 1 tsp of ground chipotle chili pepper instead of the 2 tsp of annatto - it's what I had on hand. I served it as a side dish to the Cuban Pork Roast and Spicy Mango Salsa recipes also found on this site. Will definitely make again. Thank you, Jen!
This is an easy and versatile recipe. For another meal idea layer guacamole, sour cream, cheddar, and (for your meat eating friends) grilled chicken,for one helluva burrito. This recipe is a new favorite in my house.
I got this recipe because normally "dirty rice" is a cajun thing, so I made it with Cajun Chicken. It's more like spanish rice. However, it was a big hit! My hubby loved it!! Next time I make it, I'll do so with a spanish meal!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 409
** Calories from Fat: 81
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