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Appears in
The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1998

  • About

Dirty rice is a Cajun dish, Cajuns being the Acadian French who moved to the bayous of Louisiana from Nova Scotia in the 1750s. Cajun cooking is characteristically spicy, uniquely uses sassafras powder (filé) and emphasizes long-cooked roux for flavouring as well as thickening stews. When Robichoux isn’t shooting bad guys he’s boiling crawfish or fixing gumbo, and is indeed partial to a mess of dirty rice. Paul Prudhomme