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!
- 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
- 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.)
- Return pan to heat, add Rotel and black beans. Fluff and stir.
- Serve warm with tortilla chips.