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Dirty Rice

This Dirty Rice is the ultimate comfort food that everyone will devour in no time. Super easy to make with simple ingredients, satisfying and no one would ever taste it is entirely vegan. It tastes like the real deal, if not better. Even pickiest eaters will want a second plate in no time. A 10 minute meal which uses leftover rice.

Closeup view showing the ingredients after cooking.

When it comes to easy recipes, I have found new love for rice. Especially leftover rice, since I tend to have it sitting in my fridge.

And when it comes to using it, I have already shared some of my all-time favorite recipes like these Spanish Rice and Beans, the Rice and Beans Quesarito, or my Wild Rice Pilaf [one pot, 25 minutes].

If you’re looking for more weeknight dinners, use the search bar.

Ingredients needed for this Dirty Rice recipe.

Why you should try this Dirty Rice

There are tons of reasons why you should not miss out on my newest recipe.

This Dirty Rice is:

  • full of flavor
  • easy to make
  • hearty
  • better than the original

 

  • texture perfect
  • comforting
  • delicious
  • a keeper

Holy trinity of onion, green pepper, and celery is prepared first.

What you need for this Dirty Rice recipe

Before you head to the kitchen, here is the list of ingredients you need to have on hand:

  • leftover rice
  • vegan sausage
  • vegan ground beef
  • vegan bacon
  • vegan butter

 

  • garlic
  • Cajun seasoning
  • smoked paprika
  • green bell pepper
  • celery
  • onions

Vegan sausage bits, vegan ground meat, and bacon strips are added next to the pan.

How to make Dirty Rice

Melt vegan butter in a large casserole or skillet. Add onions, green bell pepper, celery, and garlic. Fry for about 2-3 minutes until the vegetable begin to soften.

Now it is time to add the vegan ground beef, diced sausage, and bacon. Fry for 2 minutes more on high heat. Season with Cajun seasoning and smoked paprika before you finally the cooked rice.

Season with a touch of salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes further until everything is hot.

Serve on plates or in bowls, enjoy.

This makes such a fantastic meal for dinner, lunch, meal prep which you want to eat all week long, so good.

Finally, rice and seasoning make this Dirty Rice.

Can I freeze this?

I do not recommend freezing this because the bell pepper and celery will loose a lot of flavor and texture.

What should I do instead?

Store it in the refrigerator in an container with a lid on top for around 6 days. Please make sure to use an airtight container, otherwise freshness cannot be guaranteed.

View of the ready Dirty Rice in a cooking pan.

More Cajun recipes to try:

This recipe gets it Southern kitchen flavors from the Cajun spice mix  I use. I recommend you also check out the following:

Easy and so satisfying: this Dirty Rice is so easy to prepare using leftover rice and made with simple ingredients. Big flavor, minimum effort. Ready in 10 minutes on the table, a keeper that the whole family will eat. #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #contentednesscooking #dinner #lunch #mealprep #comfortfood #cajunrice

If you try this Dirty Rice recipe, tag me on Instagram and Facebook.

Love seeing all your remakes and feedback.

Cheers, Florian.

View of the ready Dirty Rice in a cooking pan.

Dirty Rice

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Dirty Rice is the ultimate comfort food that everyone will devour in no time. Super easy to make with simple ingredients, satisfying and no one would ever taste it is entirely vegan. It tastes like the real deal, if not better. Even pickiest eaters will want a second plate in no time. A 10 minute meal which uses leftover rice.

Ingredients

  • 2,5 cups leftover rice
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbs Vegan butter
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbs Cajun seasoning
  • 5 oz vegan ground beef
  • 2 vegan sausages
  • 1 cup vegan bacon
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Melt vegan butter in a large casserole or skillet. Add onions, green bell pepper, celery, and garlic. Fry for about 2-3 minutes until the vegetable begin to soften.
  2. Now it is time to add the vegan ground beef, diced vegan sausage, and vegan bacon. Fry for 2 minutes more on high heat. Season with Cajun seasoning and smoked paprika before you finally the cooked rice.
  3. Season with a touch of salt and pepper and cook for 5 minut​es further until everything is hot.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 424Total Fat: 14.2gSaturated Fat: 5.5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 418mgCarbohydrates: 39.1gFiber: 2.5gSugar: 2.9gProtein: 18.2g
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