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Ke's Cajun (Dirty) Rice Recipe
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Ke's Cajun (Dirty) Rice

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"This is rice with a kick. It is best served with Cajun chicken or another Cajun dish. You will love how this complements your main dish; however, because this rice contains some meat, it can be eaten alone. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Bring 1 1/2 cup of water to a boil in a saucepan, and stir in the brown rice. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 40 to 50 minutes. Set the rice aside.
  2. Place ground turkey into a skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the turkey until the meat gives up some of its fat, 2 to 3 minutes; stir in green bell pepper, onion, and minced garlic. Cook and stir until the turkey is crumbly and no longer pink and the vegetables are tender, 5 to 8 more minutes. Drain excess grease, if necessary. Stir in the cooked brown rice, garlic powder, celery flakes, Cajun seasoning, black pepper, and 1/3 cup water.
  3. Bring the mixture to a simmer, and cook until the liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and additional black pepper, if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 23, 2012

Good basic recipe but the seasonings definitely need to be altered if you prefer kick in your dinner. I practically tripled the Cajun seasoning and added the following: 1/2 t. gumbo file, Louisiana hot sauce to taste(~1T.) and red chili flakes to taste (~1/2t.). I omitted the celery salt (didn't have any on hand) and subbed in yellow and red bell peppers for the green and ground beef for the turkey. I also added a chopped tomato just to use up some produce. I can't wait to eat this tomorrow after the spices have really sunk in - mmm!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 07, 2013

Way too bland when we followed the recipe (without meat for side dish). Added more seasonings and about 6-7 ounces tomato sauce for double recipe, gave it flavor w/o just tasting hot, like adding hot sauce etc.

Jan 26, 2012

This was pretty good. I ended up doubling the cajun seasoning and adding 1/2 teaspoon of salt because it seemed bland.

Mar 01, 2012

I made this for my granddaughter. She thought it was very good!

Jul 29, 2012

I liked this, it created a perfect base to add whatever other seasonings and spices desired. Instead of the celery flakes, I put two stalks of celery in the food processor and chopped them very fine. I also used an entire onion and entire green bell pepper. I added salt, extra cajun seasoning, red pepper flakes, and a little cayenne. It tasted a lot like Zatarains.

May 11, 2012

Served this alongside Blackened Salmon Po' Boys found on another site. I omitted the turkey and took the advice of other reviewers and doubled the cajun seasoning, but I thought it was just a bit too much. 1 1/2 tsp would probably be just about right for my tastes. But then again, I'm not Cajun ;p Also, be sure to use a good brand of Cajun seasoning. Generic won't cut it here. Anyway, my family LOVED it, and it disappeared almost as soon as it was on the table.

Apr 29, 2012

I sauteed chicken livers in some butter...then added the veggies - I used chopped celery instead of the flakes. I ended up adding a bit of cayenne pepper...and it really turned out awesome!!

Feb 21, 2012

Yummy side for our Fat Tuesday work party. Our group liked that it was something different than the standard red beans and rice, and that it was something the South Beach dieters could enjoy as well. Added a small dab (probably an 1/8 cup) of leftover Chorizo I had in the fridge, it added a nice color and hint of spice.


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  • Calories
  • 141 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 9.4 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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