Dirty Rice












I’ve never been to Mardi Gras and haven’t typically celebrated the annual event, but I’m saluting the season by sharing a favorite dish from the south…Dirty Rice.  My sister shared this recipe with me many years ago.  I looked it up and discovered that Dirty rice is a popular Louisiana recipe, often served for dinner during Mardi Gras.   Our family enjoys this dish at different times throughout the year.  It’s easy and tasty!  I hope it becomes a favorite at your house.












First, prepare 1 box or Zatarain’s Dirty Rice, following directions on the box.












Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.












Add 1 can diced, original Rotel and 1 can black beans, drained.  Stir and warm thoroughly.












Serve warm, with tortilla chips.  We love the Scoops!

Dirty Rice
Recipe type: main dish
  • 1 box New Orleans Style (Zatarain's) Dirty Rice Mix
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2½ cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 can original Rotel
  • 1 can black beans
  1. Prepare Dirty Rice mix according to directions (Lightly brown ground beef and drain. Set aside. In same pan, combine water and vegetable oil . Bring to a boil. Add Dirty Rice Mix and meat, return mixture to boil. Reduce heat, stir, cover and simmer over low heat for 25 minutes. Remove from heat, let stand for 5 minutes.)
  2. Return pan to heat, add Rotel and black beans. Fluff and stir.
  3. Serve warm with tortilla chips.