Cajun Dirty Rice

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    as a main dish.
    • Difficulty


Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

Clean rice is as white as a hound’s tooth. Just as “dirty rags” was a name for jazz, so “dirty rice” is a name for what happens to rice when you jazz it and color it with chicken gizzards and livers and a little ground pork. Even though rice so dirtied is a funky Cajun dish, it got into the Junior League’s River Road Recipes and it gets served with roast quail at Commander’s Palace. I find it too hef