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Cajun Dirty Rice Dressing

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Cajun Rice Dressing, Rice Stuffing, or Cajun Dirty Rice – whatever you call it – this dish is a staple of Cajun Holiday traditions. In the video below, Chef Mike makes the Rice Dressing in a matter of three basic steps. It’s really easy and sure to be a hit at your dinner table.
Ingredients
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Long grained white rice 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lean pork 1 Pound, ground
  Lean beef 1 Pound, ground
  Andouille sausage 2 Large
  Cajun trinity 4 Cup (64 tbs) (Celery, onion, bell pepper)
  Garlic 2 Tablespoon, minced
  Canola oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Green onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped (for garnishing)
  Pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), shelled and chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Boil the water to which you have added the salt and a little butter.
2. To this add the rice. Stir it up a little, reduce the gas mark to 3 and cook covered for 20 minutes.
3. Prepare a baking tray with some Canola oil sprayed onto it.

MAKING
4. In a heavy base pan, melt the stick of butter.
5. Meanwhile, gently peel off the sausage casing to remove the meat.
6. Once this is done, place the sausage, the pork and the beef meat into the pan of butter.
Slowly cut into the meat with the help of a flat wooden spoon and let it cook for about 10 min.
7. Once this is done, toss in the cajun trinity to the meat followed by the garlic. Mix everything well and let it cook for 30 min till the vegetables are done.
8. After this, transfer the meat to a big bowl. Next add in 2/3rd of the cooked rice and mix really well so that the rice and meat blend in well.

SERVING
9. Take a serving platter or dish and spread the rice and meat mixture on it.
10. Top with some chopped onions and pecan and it is ready to serve.

TIPS
While cooking the meat, if it tends to dry up, add in a little chicken stock.
The rice and meat mix can be used to stuff a turkey or a chicken.
The rice can be seasoned with some salt, pepper or a little of Tony's seasoning.
If you are preparing this dish ahead of time, you can add in some chicken stock to avoid drying up.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Cajun
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Rice, Meat
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
10
Looking for a new recipe to jazz up your holiday feasts? Try this traditional Cajun rice dressing by Beryl Stokes that just bursts with wild flavors, thanks to the marriage of many exotic herbs that goes into this dish. A sure-fire way to wow your holiday guests at the table.

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