Less Dirty Rice

That rice is riding dirty

That rice is riding dirty

Dirty rice is one of those great pantry meals that really can have almost anything in it. I went a little healthy with this one and did not make a roux. I also used brown rice instead of white. It turned out just a creamy and tasty as the full fat versions, and the brown rice really added a nutty flavor that I liked a lot.

Low Fat Dirty Rice

  • 1 onion diced fine
  • 2 ribs celery diced fine
  • 1 green bell pepper diced fine
  • 2 cups mushrooms chopped fine
  • 4 chicken thighs chopped into small bites
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt/pepper

In a large oven safe saute pan heat 1 tbsp butter. Saute onion over low heat until golden. Add celery, bell pepper and mushrooms. Saute until softened. Turn heat to medium and add chicken. Brown meat then add rice and stir to coat well. Add cayenne and dill and cook on high heat for a few minutes then add wine. Saute until most of the liquid is absorbed then add broth and canned tomatoes. Bring to a boil then place pan in an oven at 365 degrees. Bake rice until all liquid is absorbed stirring every 15 minutes. Add parsley, season with salt and pepper and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

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9 Responses to Less Dirty Rice

  1. sallybr says:

    Greg, this sounds much better than the “regular” version for my taste – I imagine it would take more than 45 minutest to bake, is that right?

    Hope you are having a wonderful 4th July celebration!

  2. A_Boleyn says:

    Real dirty rice has chicken livers in it but this sounds pretty good. Roux … really?

  3. G’day Greg and yum, true!
    GUESS what recipe is going on my list to do! :) Thank you!
    Cheers! Joanne

  4. Good simple food. I like that.

  5. acrusteaten says:

    Louisiana’s answer to paella! Looks SO good.

  6. Looks delicious! I might do something similar with some leftover rice today…

  7. TasteFood says:

    I like this lightened up version!

  8. egg me on says:

    It’s dirrrrrty but looks gooooood.

  9. ChgoJohn says:

    This sounds great to me just as it is, Greg.

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