Easy Louisiana Style Dirty Rice Recipe

Chef Cindy Mooney , On March 3, 2023


This Louisiana style dirty rice recipe is similar to cilantro lime dirty rice recipe without the cilantro, and with a little bit more zest for a flavorful punch that will go as a great side dish to any protein dish recipe such as an easy lemon chicken recipe, tri tip steak recipe, and many more!

Ingredients for this Louisiana style dirty rice recipe

  • 2 Cups cooked white rice (leftover works great)

  • 1 stalk of celery, chopped in small dice

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped in small dice

  • Salt and pepper – to taste

  • 1-2 tbsp Cajun seasoning

  • 4 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 bunch of scallions (4-5), chopped, separated by white of the stalk and greens

Step-by-Step Cooking Instructions for this Louisiana Style Dirty Rice Recipe

    Cut and Sauté the Vegetables

  1. Cut the bell pepper from tip to tail in half, and remove the seeds. Then, slice the bell pepper making them as thin of slices that you can.

    Chop the vegetaables

    Mince the vegetables

  2. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil and the butter over medium high heat in a skillet.

  3. Heat the pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning. Add the chopped bell peppers and celery. Sprinkle with some salt and sauté until the vegetables begin to wilt. Add the chopped white ends of your scallions and sauté just a minute more.

    Melt butter in pan

    Sauté the Vegetables Before Adding the Rice

  4. Add The Rice

  5. Add the steamed rice and stir well to combine. Tossing over medium heat so that the rice heats through and absorbs all the caramelization off the pan. Set aside and cover to keep warm.

    Melt butter in pan

    Rice tossed with caramelized vegetables

Protein that go great with this Louisiana style dirty rice include pan seared shrimp, roast beef and shredded chicken breast.

Chef Cindy Mooney

With a personal mission to spread the good name of nutrition through mouthwatering recipes, Chef Cindy's philosophy around nutrition is deeply rooted in food as medicine. In the kitchen, she offers a conscious, restorative, and functional approach to cooking; an approach she has cultivated during her years working in farm-to-table restaurants.