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
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.