Cajun Dirty Rice (One Pot Recipe!) (2023)

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This quick and easy homemade Cajun Dirty Rice recipe only requires 8 simple ingredients; plus it’s made entirely in one pot and it can be ready in 30 minutes! This New Orleans style rice is bursting with robust flavors – it’s overflowing with two types of sausages, tender-crisp vegetables, deeply flavorful Creole spices and fresh herbs! It’s a satisfying, hearty meal that always hits the spot and is sure to become a family favorite! (Looking to feed a vegetarian? I share two meatless options in the post below!)

You can serve this Cajun dirty rice as an easy stand-alone meal or pair it with hushpuppies and remoulade, coleslaw, and corn on the cob for a delicious, hearty meal! Or try serving it as a side dish with Cajun chicken wings, Po’ Boys, Cajun shrimp, or blackened salmon! Continue to read on for simple tricks and tips for making the best dirty rice right in your very own kitchen! And, don’t miss the comprehensive step-by-step photographs showing you exactly how easy this dish is to make from scratch!

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Cajun Dirty Rice Recipe: Overview

If you are looking for an ultra-flavorful rice dish that does triple duty – you can serve it as a stand-alone meal, comforting entree and tasty side dish – look no further an this New Orleans style Dirty rice!

Hearty, savory and unapologetically scrumptious, you are going to fall in love with this Cajun rice! Featuring delicate white rice, juicy pork sausage, smoky andouille, crisp vegetables, deeply-flavorful Creole seasonings and fresh herbs, this dish is meaty, decadent and off-the-charts delicious! The rice is perfectly tender, moist, ever-so-slightly creamy and bursting with bold flavors and seriously satisfying textures! And, since this recipe features double the pork (ground pork sausage and andouille smoked sausage), there’s double the dirty yum!

Plus, this recipe is insanely easy to prepare! With just a few simple, easy-to-find ingredients and 30 minutes of active cook time, you can prepare impossibly delicious dirty rice right at home in your very own kitchen!

Why you will love this recipe

  • Easy to find and affordable ingredients:This recipe requires just 8 simple ingredients plus a few pantry staples!
  • One pot recipe:You only need one pot for this recipe – because, you should only be dirtying your rice, not your all dishes!
  • Quick to prepare: With just a few easy steps, you can have the best dirty rice on the table in 30 minutes!
  • Hearty, rich flavor:This rice is so hearty and bursting with robust flavors!
  • Double dirty:Double the dirty, double the yum! This dirty rice features not one, but two types of sausages!
  • Easy to customize:You can easily get creative with this flexible recipe – omit ingredients you hate and add the ones you love!
  • Vegetarian option:Feeding a vegetarian? I’ve got you covered with not just one, but two different options for vegetarian dirty rice!
  • Stores great in the refrigerator or the freezer:Leftovers taste amazing and make the perfect grab-and-go lunch or quick heat-and-eat dinner!

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What is Dirty Rice?

Dirty rice, also known as Cajun rice, Cajun fried rice or rice dressing, is a traditional and beloved Creole specialty dish. It’s made with long-grain white rice which gets a “dirty” color from being cooked with small pieces of meat, bell peppers, celery and onions, along with Cajun seasonings, such as paprika and cayenne pepper. Traditionally, the fine pieces of meat used to prepare Dirty rice were ground or chopped giblets, such as chicken livers and gizzards. However, this recipe does not contain any giblets, although you can include them if you would like!

Are dirty rice and Cajun rice the same thing?

Dirty rice and Cajun rice are one in the same. However, many versions of dirty rice exist, and you will find small variations on the dish depending upon the region and who is cooking it.

Where did it originate?

Dirty rice originates in Southern Louisiana. This traditional Creole dish was initially considered peasant food and it was created as a way for the working class to feed many mouths on a tight budget using inexpensive ingredients. It is the byproduct of the regions abundant rice supply and simple ingredients along with Cajun cooking techniques.

What makes dirty rice dirty?

Dirty rice gets its moniker from the appearance of the finished dish. The finely chopped or ground bits of meats and Cajun seasonings blended with the white rice give the dish the appearance of being “dirty”.

Is it spicy?

Traditionally,Cajun rice is not a spicy or hot dish. While the dish is intensely spiced and deeply flavorful, it’s not spiced or flavored in a way provides much heat or any piquant kick.

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What’s in Cajun rice?

This Dirty rice recipe relies on just 8 easy-to-find ingredients, along with a few pantry staples, to create a dish that is hearty and bursting with rich flavor!

Ingredients you need to make dirty rice at home

  • Oil:You will need a neutral oil, such as canola or vegetable, for browning the sausage.
  • Sausage:A hearty combination of ground pork sausage and andouille smokes sausage make this rice double dirty and deeply flavorful!(See below for substitution ideas!)
  • Vegetables:A trifecta of vegetables – bell peppers, yellow onions and celery (known as the Holy Trinity in the South) – create a base of flavor. Traditionally, dirty rice is made with green bell peppers, but I use a combination of both green and red peppers for extra flavor.
  • Spices and seasonings:A mix of fresh garlic, Cajun or Creole seasoning, cayenne pepper, bay leaf, kosher salt and ground black pepper all provide a ton of flavor! I tend to use a homemade Cajun seasoning or Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning, but feel free to use what you love – just make sure it’s a quality brand!
  • Rice:You need 2 cups of long-grain white rice for this recipe.(See below for varieties of long grain rice you can use!)
  • Broth:This recipe uses 4 cups of broth to both cookandflavor the rice. You can use chicken, beef or even vegetable broth, depending upon what you have on hand. However, I do recommend you use a no-sodium broth so you can control the level of salt!
  • Garnish:While entirely optional, I highly encourage you to finish your rice with a generous scattering of fresh green onions (scallions) and parsley! The fresh herbs brighten up the rice and really give this dish that special something-something!

Substitutions and variations

Looking to make a few changes or additions to this rice? No problem! This recipe is super flexible and incredibly easy to customize! Get creative in the kitchen – eliminate any ingredients you don’t have on hand or simply don’t like and replace them with ones you love! Below are a few ideas to get you started!

Substitutions

  • Sausage substitution: Not a fan of sausage? No worries! Try using your favorite ground meat, such as beef, chicken or turkey! Or you can substitute chicken thighs, livers or gizzards – just make sure you cut them into very small pieces first!
  • Rice substitution: I always use regular, run-of-the-mill organic long grain white rice or long grain enriched rice to prepare this dish. However, you can use Basmati or Jasmine rice if you prefer a slightly nutty flavor (please note you may need to increase the cook time!). While you can try using brown long grain rice, you will need to play around with the recipe, increasing the amount of broth and the overall cook time.
  • Vegetarian option:Need to make this dish vegetarian? No problem! You can easily substitute beans for the sausage!(See below for preparing meat-free dirty rice!)

Optional Additions

  • Green Chiles or Jalapeños: Prefer a little heat? Try adding jalapeños along with the vegetables in step 3! Or toss in a can of green chiles when you add the rice and broth in step 4!
  • Diced Tomatoes:Love juicy tomatoes? Chop up a few fresh Roma tomatoes and stir them into the dirty rice before serving!
  • Okra: The grassy, sweet flavor of okra works beautifully in this dish! Trim the okra, discarding the stem and blossom end, and add it along with the vegetables in step 3!
  • Hot Sauce: I like to bring the heat, so a few dashes of Louisiana hot sauce is a must if you are living in this house!
  • Worcestershire: One of my favorite ways to add a bit more flavor to this dish – Worcestershire sauce! The sweet, smokey and slightly tangy flavor works perfectly here!
  • Bacon:Everything tastes better with bacon, right? Roughly chop and fry up some bacon and then use the fat to sauté your sausage (remove the bacon from the pan and add it to the rice before serving)! Or simply toss some crumbled bacon (bacon bits are fine) into the rice before serving!

How to make dirty rice without meat?

You can easily make this dish meat-free meal and transform this recipe into vegetarian dirty rice! Both kidney beans or fresh mushrooms make delicious and hearty substitutes for the sausage in this rice!

To make meatless Cajun rice with beans

  • Use beans.Substitute the pork for 2 cans of light or dark red Kidney beans. Make sure you drain and rinse the beans prior to using.
  • Prepare the recipe, skipping steps 1 and 2.Prepare the rice, skipping the first two steps of the recipe. Instead, start with step 3, using 1 tablespoon of neutral oil to sauté the vegetables.
  • Add liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce in step 4.To make up for the depth of flavor the sausage provides, I highly recommend adding liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce! Add ½ teaspoon of each when you add the broth to the pan in step 4.
  • Stir the beans into the rice in step 6.After you let the rice steam, stir the beans into the mixture. Serve and enjoy!

To make plant-based vegetarian dirty rice

  • Use mushrooms.Substitute the pork for your favorite variety or assortment of fresh mushrooms.
  • Prepare the recipe, substituting mushrooms for pork in step 1.Instead of sautéing the pork in step 1 of the recipe, sauté your mushrooms. You can use thiseasy sautéed mushrooms recipeas guidance! Remove the mushrooms from the pan and set them aside. Skip step 2 and continue with the recipe.
  • Add liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce in step 4.To make up for the depth of flavor the sausage provides, I highly recommend adding liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce! Add ½ teaspoon of each when you add the broth to the pan in step 4.
  • Stir the mushrooms into the rice in step 6.After you let the rice steam, stir the tender mushrooms into the mixture. Serve and enjoy!

How to make dirty rice from scratch?

This hearty and fragrant sausage rice is so incredibly easy to prepare! This easy recipe only requires one pot, a few simple ingredients and 30 minutes of active cook time!

(Scroll down for the detailed measurements and instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.)

  1. Brown pork sausage: In a large pan, saute the pork sausage until golden brown. Use a large, slotted spoon to remove the sausage to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
  2. Brown the andouille: Add the andouille sausage to the pan. Cook until the andouille is browned and slightly charred. Use a large, slotted spoon to remove the andouille sausage to a separate paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
  3. Add vegetables + seasonings: Reduce the heat to medium and add the bell peppers, onion and celery. Cook until the vegetables are soft. Add the garlic, Cajun seasoning and cayenne. Season with salt and pepper and cook until fragrant.
  4. Add the rice + broth. Return the pork sausage to the pan. Add the rice, broth and bay leaf. Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a boil. Immediately reduce the heat to maintain a simmer.
  5. Cover and simmer: Cover the pan and simmer for 20-22 minutes, or until the rice is tender.
  6. Let steam off heat then add andouille: Remove the pan from the heat and let sit covered for 5 minutes. Remove the cover. Remove and discard bay leaf. Fluff the rice with a fork and stir in the andouille. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve:Garnish with green onions and parsley. Serve and enjoy!

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Tips for serving Cajun rice

Looking for a new or exciting way to serve your rice? Below are a few unique and authentic ideas, plus some of my family’s favorite ways to enjoy Cajun rice!

Is dirty rice a meal?

Customarily, dirty rice is served as a side dish. However, this rice is very hearty and eats like a main meal. Since it’s overflowing with two types of sausages and plenty of fresh vegetables I usually serve it as a main dish.

What goes with Cajun rice?

This flavorful rice is rich in protein and hearty enough to serve as a stand-alone meal. However, you can also round out the dish by pairing it with a variety of side dishes! Or try serving this rice as the side dish to your favorite New Orleans entrees to create a more filling dinner! Below are a few of the best pairing ideas for this Creole rice.

10 side dishes to serve with New Orleans style rice

Looking to make your rice the main event? Try pairing it with these delicious side dishes for a meal everyone is sure to love!

  • Salad:A light green side salad is a great way to balance out this hearty dish!
  • Slaw:Crisp coleslaw is another wonderful way to keep things light!
  • Soup:Classic southern She-Crab soup is thick, creamy and a delicious option if you are looking for a cozy meal!
  • Hush Puppies:Fluffy hush puppies are a must if you are looking to keep this traditional!
  • Fried Green Tomatoes:One of my all-time favorites! If you know, you know!
  • Okra:Whether you grill, sauté or fry it, okra is a signature southern ingredient!
  • Corn on the Cob:If fresh corn is in season, juicy corn on the cob fresh off the grill is way to go!
  • Cajun beans:Slow simmered red beans are always a welcome addition!
  • Spinach or Swiss Chard:Sauté up some greens for a delicious and healthy side option!
  • Sweet Potato Fries: Make sure you season your sweet potato fries generously with Creole seasoning to keep things authentic!

8 main dishes to serve with sausage rice

Prefer to serve your dirty rice as a side dish? Try pairing it with one of these delicious entrees to create an epic, Southern feast!

  • Po’ Boy Sandwich:New Orleans style Po’ Boys are a tasty option! Anything from alligator or catfish to chicken and shrimp Po’ Boys pair well with dirty rice!
  • Muffuletta:This New Orleans specialty is stellar and everything you want a sandwich to be!
  • Crab Cakes: Tender lump crab cakes are a fantastic accompaniment to this dish!
  • Crawfish Boil:Boil up some crawfish and corn cobs to serve alongside Cajun rice for seafood feast everyone will love!
  • Cajun Shrimp:Toss raw shrimp with a bit of Cajun seasoning, thread them on a kebob and grill them up for a quick and easy meal!
  • Blackened Salmon:For a light and nutritious pairing, fire up the grill and (lightly) char up some salmon!
  • Chicken:Looking for a light and healthy option? Season chicken breasts with plenty of Cajun spices and bake or grill them!
  • Ribs:A tender rack of baby back ribs is the perfect option for a meat-loving family!

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Tips for storing and freezing leftover Cajun dirty rice

Food safety is important when it comes to storage! Follow the simple tips below for properly storing your leftover dirty rice!

How to store rice and how long will it last?

Leftover dirty rice can always be put to good use! You can enjoy leftovers plain as a grab-and-go lunch or easy heat-and-eat meal! Or you can totally transform those leftovers into fried rice! Follow the below easy steps when storing to preserve the flavor and texture of leftover rice!

  • Cool it:Always allow your leftovers to cool completely to room temperature before storing. Since rice is moist – which is a breeding ground for bacteria – you want to cool it as quickly as possible. To quickly cool your leftover rice, try spreading it out on a large baking sheet!
  • Store it:Transfer the cool rice to an airtight storage container or resealable bag and store it in the refrigerator.
  • Use by:When properly stored, dirty rice willkeep well for 5 to 6 days.

Can I freeze it?

Cajun rice freezes exceptionally well! Freezing is the great way to further extend the shelf-life of your dish! Follow the simple steps below when freezing to prevent freezer burn!

  • Cool it:As mentioned above, you should cool your rice to room temperature as quickly as possible!
  • Bag it:Transfer the cool rice to a freezer-safe storage bag. Gently press the bag to remove as much as possible before sealing.
  • Store it:Store your leftover rice flat in the freezer – this way it takes up less space and defrosts more quickly!
  • Use by:Cooked dirty rice will keep well in the freezer forup to 3 months.
  • To use it:Allow your rice to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating it using one of the methods below!

How to reheat it?

Leftover Cajun dirty rice is so easy to reheat, making it perfect for quick lunches or easy weeknight dinners! There are two different ways to reheat this rice, depending upon your preference!

  • Stovetop:Transfer the leftovers to a medium saucepan and sprinkle with a bit of broth or water to moisten the rice. Place the pan on the stove and cook over medium heat, carefully stirring constantly, until the rice is warm throughout.
  • Microwave:Transfer an individual portion of leftover rice in a microwave-safe container. Sprinkle about a teaspoon of broth or water evenly over the top of the rice to moisten the grains. Place a lid on the container to prevent splatter, leaving the lid slightly cracked at the side to form a vent. Reheat on medium power, stirring every 30 to 45 seconds, until the rice is warm throughout. (Note:The exact cook time will depend upon the strength of your microwave.)

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Easy Cajun Dirty Rice Recipe (One Pot!)

This quick and easy homemade Dirty Rice recipe only requires 8 simple ingredients; plus it's made entirely in one pot and it can be ready in 30 minutes or less! This Cajun rice is bursting with robust flavors - it's overflowing with two types of sausages, tender-crisp vegetables, deeply flavorful Creole spices and fresh herbs! It's a satisfying, hearty meal that always hits the spot and is sure to become a family favorite!

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Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time30 mins

Total Time40 mins

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Course: entree, Side Dish

Cuisine: American, Cajun

Keyword: Cajun Rice, Dirty Rice, one pot

Servings: 8

Calories: 528kcal

Author: Cheyanne Holzworth

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp Neutral Oil (such as canola or vegetable)
  • 1 pound Ground Pork Sausage (or ground beef, chopped chicken livers or gizzards)
  • 12-14 ounces Andouille Smoked Sausage – diced
  • 2 small Bell Peppers – seeded & small dice (about 1 1/2 cups) (I use 1 green & 1 red bell pepper)
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion – small dice (about heaping 2 cups)
  • 2 large Ribs Celery – small dice (about ¾ cups)
  • 3 large Cloves Garlic – peeled & minced
  • 2 ½ tsp Cajun or Creole Seasoning
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Kosher Salt & Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Cups Uncooked Long-Grain White Rice about 13 ounces
  • 4 Cups Unsalted Broth – Beef or Chicken Broth
  • 1 Bay Leaf - OPTIONAL
  • Optional for Garnish: Fresh Green Onions & Parsley – chopped

Instructions

  • Brown pork sausage: In a Dutch oven or high-sided large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork sausage and cook, undisturbed for 2 minutes. Use a spatula to flip the pork over and season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook, undisturbed for an additional 2 minutes. Use a wooden spoon to stir and break the pork up into large crumbles. Cook the crumbled of pork 1 more minute undisturbed. Use a large, slotted spoon to remove the sausage to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside. (Note: Pork will continue to cook in next steps)

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  • Brown the andouille: Add the andouille sausage to the pan. Cook, undisturbed for 2 minutes. Stir and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the andouille is well caramelized about 2 additional minutes. Use a large, slotted spoon to remove the andouille sausage to a separate paper towel-lined plate and set aside. (Note: If you have a lot of fat in the pan, drain off or blot all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the pan before proceeding with the next step.)

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  • Add vegetables + seasonings: Reduce the heat to medium and add the bell peppers, onion and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, about 6-8 minutes. Add the garlic, Cajun seasoning and cayenne. Season with ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.

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  • Add the rice + broth: Return the pork sausage to the pan. Add the rice, broth and bay leaf (if using). Stir everything together, using the back of your spoon to gently scrape up any brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pan.

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  • Boil, Simmer, Cover and Cook: Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and then immediately reduce the heat to maintain a simmer. Cover the pan and simmer for 20-22 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and tender.

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  • Let steam off heat then add andouille: Remove the pan from the heat and let sit COVERED for 5 minutes. Remove the cover. Remove and discard bay leaf. Fluff the rice with a fork and stir in the andouille. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper.

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  • Serve: Garnish with green onions and parsley. Serve and enjoy!

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Notes

Recipe Serves: 6-8 people

Nutritional information is an approximation based upon 8 servings. Exact information will depend upon the brands of ingredients and precise measurements used.

Nutrition

Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 788mg | Potassium: 511mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 711IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg

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FAQs

What is in the Cajun rice from Popeyes? ›

Cajun Rice was initially known as Rice Dressing and was a favorite among customers. The dish features Cajun and creole seasonings along with bell pepper, onion, garlic, celery and cayenne—making it unusual in the quick-service business.

What is the difference between dirty rice and jambalaya rice? ›

Dirty rice vs. jambalaya. The main difference between both of these rice dishes is that dirty rice is traditionally made with chicken giblets which includes parts of the chicken such as the liver and gizzard while jambalaya is made with meats such as sausage, andouille, pork, chicken and sometimes seafood.

Can you freeze dirty rice? ›

You can also freeze leftover Dirty Rice for an easy lunch of dinner. For maximum flavor and quality, freeze for no longer than 3 months and ensure you have a freezer friendly container. To reheat, microwave in 60 second intervals, stirring often.

What goes well with Cajun seasoning? ›

It especially pairs well with: Proteins: Chicken, fish, shellfish, pork, steak and tofu. Veggies: Especially roasted or in stir-fries. Also, Cajun seasoning is fantastic on all kinds of potatoes (baked, roasted, fries, etc.

Where did Dirty Rice originate? ›

Dirty rice can be traced back to the plantation days of Louisiana. Those who had many people to feed but few resources to feed them all added what they could get to the white rice that was abundant - chicken livers, spices, vegetables - and the resulting dish would look "dirty."

Is Cajun Rice the same as dirty rice? ›

You'll also hear Dirty Rice called “Cajun Rice” or “Rice Dressing”, but they're all variations of the same rice dish (they may use different types of meat or add more or less veggies, or spices). Dirty rice is a great recipe to adapt and season to your preferred taste.

What is Cajun Rice made of? ›

Cajun rice typically incorporates Andouille sausage, bell pepper, celery, and onions along with a blend of traditional Cajun spices. In some southern regions, it is also called rice dressing. Rice dressing may be prepared using ground beef or ground pork, rather than chicken liver and giblets.

Does Popeyes dirty rice have chicken livers in it? ›

We are using all of the traditional cajun dirty rice ingredients, including the holy trinity of aromatic vegetables, and chopped chicken livers.

Is Boudin and dirty rice the same thing? ›

Boudin is a sausage that shares many of the same ingredients as Dirty Rice. Boudin is unique among South Louisiana sausages because it contains pork and organ meat, cooked down in Cajun seasonings and spices, mixed with cooked rice before stuffing into sausage casings.

Is Zatarain's dirty rice spicy? ›

It takes 25 minutes to simmer in a pan with a cover with water. The rice comes out dry and fluffy. The taste is spicy just like other zatarains mixes but again not painfully hot, just medium hot.

What is another name for dirty rice? ›

What is another name for dirty rice? Dirty rice is also referred to as Cajun rice or even Cajun fried rice. It gets it's name from the dirty appearance of the final rice dish.

How healthy is dirty rice? ›

Is Dirty Rice Healthy? Yes, our dirty rice is healthy. Here's how: It contains only 7g of saturated fat: saturated fat is what increases your LDL cholesterol.

Is dirty rice good for diabetics? ›

This low carb/keto dirty rice calls for the same ingredients, except it uses cauliflower rice, making it ideal for diabetics and those on a PCOS or keto diet.

Is dirty rice high in carbs? ›

Zatarain's Dirty Rice should be avoided on keto because it is very high in net carbs (73.68g of net carbs per 100g serving). It is important to limit your net carb consumption to 20g - 30g per day to stay in ketosis. You can calculate your ideal daily net carb allowance by using this keto macros calculator.

What ingredients are used in Cajun cooking? ›

Both Creole and Cajun cooks are adept at using what's on hand and experimenting with seasonings and other ingredients.
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Here are some of the main seasonings used judiciously in Creole and Cajun cooking:
  • Allspice.
  • Basil.
  • Bay leaves.
  • Caraway seeds.
  • Cardamom.
  • Cayenne.
  • Celery seed.
  • Chives.

Who were the original Cajuns? ›

Cajun, descendant of Roman Catholic French Canadians whom the British, in the 18th century, drove from the captured French colony of Acadia (now Nova Scotia and adjacent areas) and who settled in the fertile bayou lands of southern Louisiana.

Is Creole seasoning the same as Cajun seasoning? ›

The main difference between Creole and Cajun seasoning blends comes down to the ingredients: Cajun seasoning features an array of ground peppers—black, cayenne, and white—while Creole seasoning is more herbal, with recipes often containing oregano, thyme, rosemary, and paprika.

What are three common foods found in Creole cuisine? ›

The traditional dishes of the Creole people: red beans and rice, jambalaya, gumbo, and creole sauce dishes are still prepared and recipes perfected in the home.

What does dirty rice taste like? ›

Dirty Rice is a spicy and flavorful Cajun rice dish made from white rice. It gets its “dirty” color from finely chopped chicken livers and ground beef or pork. The chicken livers give it such a deep flavor. Even if you think you don't like chicken livers, you should try adding them.

Who created jambalaya? ›

One theory posits that jambalaya was created when Spanish settlers in New Orleans tried to make paella, substituting tomatoes for hard-to-find saffron. It later took on more French characteristics, such as the inclusion of andouille.

Does Popeyes Cajun rice have pork in it? ›

Yes. Popeyes rice does in fact have pork content. It actually has a very high content of pork. Aside from the rice, two of the key ingredients in the cajun rice are bacon and pork fat.

What's the difference between Rice Dressing and dirty rice? ›

The main difference between Dirty Rice and Rice Dressing is that Rice Dressing is generally made with ground beef, pork, or venison, whereas Dirty Rice is made with organ meats such as livers, hearts, and giblets. The dish takes its name from the “dirty” appearance the finely ground up meats give the rice.

Does Popeyes rice have pork in it? ›

Unfortunately, the red beans and rice at Popeye's are not vegan. They are, in fact, cooked with pork which makes them obviously not vegan. What is this? And since they're cooked in the pork, there is no way to even modify them like can be done with some menu items by requesting 'no butter' or something similar.

What kind of meat is in Popeyes gravy? ›

Popeyes gravy does contain pork. Most types of gravy are meat-based. They use the meat to help add flavor to the gravy and a special texture. Popeyes happens to use a mixture of chicken and pork to give their Cajun gravy its signature flavor and texture.

Did Popeyes stop selling Cajun Rice? ›

We apologize that our Cajun Rice and Green Beans are no longer on the permanent menu. However, we still have a bunch of delicious sides. If you would like us to share your feedback with our team, please send a DM with your full name, phone number, and email. Thank you!

Does Bojangles dirty rice have pork in it? ›

Dirty rice is simply rice that has lots of "stuff" in it to make it flavorful. Typically with sausage, but you could also use ground beef, pork, or turkey. Lots of spicy flavors along with bell peppers and onions make this dirty rice special.

Does Popeyes Cajun Rice have chicken gizzards in it? ›

The uncommon ingredient in Popeye's Cajun Rice recipe is the chicken gizzards. It's important to pulse the gizzards in a food processor to break it up before you cook it. Alternatively, if you want to make this a vegetarian dish, simply skip the gizzards and ground beef, and add more vegetables.

Does Popeyes green beans have pork in it? ›

The green beans contain turkey bacon and milk ingredients. The biscuits contain milk. The red beans & rice contain fish ingredients. The mashed potatoes contain milk, and the gravy contains pork and chicken.

Do you eat the casing of boudin? ›

Can You Eat the Casing on Boudin? Boudin casing is natural and perfectly edible. The skin can be tough to chew when it's reheated via boiling, steaming, or placed in a microwave oven. However, when it's oven-baked, grilled, or air-fried, the result is a crispy and extra flavorful boudin.

What is boudin made out of? ›

Boudin is traditionally a blend of cooked pork, rice, onions, peppers and seasonings stuffed into a sausage casing, although boudin makers today sometimes get creative with unusual fillings like seafood.

What exactly is in boudin? ›

Even though Cajuns would NEVER call boudin a “sausage,” Google likes to describe it that way. Boudin is made from a blend of pork cooked down with onions, peppers, seasonings, & cooked rice. This completely cooked mixture is then stuffed into a casing like sausage.

Is Zatarains a Cajun seasoning? ›

Details. A blend of garlic and ingredients like black pepper, cayenne pepper and oregano – Zatarain's® All-Purpose Cajun Seasoning could only come from New Orleans. Shake it over your favorite foods for a deliciously different flavor than standard salt and pepper.

How do you cook Zatarain's rice on the stove? ›

Usage Tips
  1. MIX 2 1/2 cups water, Rice Mix and 1 tbsp. butter or margarine in 2-quart saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
  2. SIMMER 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
  3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

What type of rice is Zatarain's? ›

Enriched Long Grain Parboiled Rice (Rice, Iron, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid).

Who invented rice and beans? ›

The food pairing is thought to have originated in Africa and traveled over to the Americas during the slave trade, where beans and rice now remains an integral part of Latino culture.

How many calories are in a bowl of dirty rice? ›

There are 291 calories in 1 cup of Dirty Rice. * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet.

How many carbs are in a cup of dirty rice? ›

Dirty Rice, Cajun Rice (1 cup) contains 38g total carbs, 37.4g net carbs, 9.7g fat, 11.2g protein, and 291 calories.

How much sodium does dirty rice have in it? ›

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Nutrition Facts
How much cholesterol is in Dirty Rice? Amount of cholesterol in Dirty Rice: Cholesterol 10mg-
How much sodium is in Dirty Rice? Amount of sodium in Dirty Rice: Sodium 762mg32%
How many carbs are in Dirty Rice? Amount of carbs in Dirty Rice: Carbohydrates 24g-
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What foods can diabetics eat freely? ›

What foods can I eat if I have diabetes?
  • vegetables. nonstarchy: includes broccoli, carrots, greens, peppers, and tomatoes. ...
  • fruits—includes oranges, melon, berries, apples, bananas, and grapes.
  • grains—at least half of your grains for the day should be whole grains. ...
  • protein. ...
  • dairy—nonfat or low fat.

How do you lower your blood sugar immediately? ›

When your blood sugar level gets too high — known as hyperglycemia or high blood glucose — the quickest way to reduce it is to take fast-acting insulin. Exercising is another fast, effective way to lower blood sugar. In some cases, you should go to the hospital instead of handling it at home.

Can you ever get rid of diabetes Type 2? ›

According to recent research, type 2 diabetes cannot be cured, but individuals can have glucose levels that return to non-diabetes range, (complete remission) or pre-diabetes glucose level (partial remission) The primary means by which people with type 2 diabetes achieve remission is by losing significant amounts of ...

Does Zatarain's have MSG? ›

No artificial flavors. No colors from artificial sources. No added MSG.

How many calories are in Popeyes Cajun rice? ›

Nutrition Facts
Calories 183(766 kJ)
Cholesterol53 mg18%
Sodium576 mg24%
Total Carbohydrate24 g8%
Dietary Fiber2 g8%
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How much calories does corn have? ›

Corn Nutrition

Calories: 90. Protein: 3 grams (g) Fat: 1 g.

Does Popeyes rice have pork in it? ›

Unfortunately, the red beans and rice at Popeye's are not vegan. They are, in fact, cooked with pork which makes them obviously not vegan. What is this? And since they're cooked in the pork, there is no way to even modify them like can be done with some menu items by requesting 'no butter' or something similar.

Is Popeyes Cajun Rice vegetarian? ›

To clarify: Some people have claimed the Cajun Fries, Cajun Rice, and Red Beans & Rice are vegan, and they aren't. Neither are the Hashbrowns, as they all contain cholesterol and still had pig lard added to them (or they're fried in it), and thus aren't vegan.

What is Popeyes red beans and rice made of? ›

Popeyes Red Beans and Rice Ingredients

Smoked ham hock. Water. Onion powder. Garlic salt.

Is Popeyes Cajun Rice discontinued? ›

We apologize that our Cajun Rice and Green Beans are no longer on the permanent menu. However, we still have a bunch of delicious sides. If you would like us to share your feedback with our team, please send a DM with your full name, phone number, and email. Thank you!

Is Popeyes fried in lard? ›

According to Sonia, they're using vegetable oil, but 5 days earlier Patti says “beef tallow” Popeyes' fries the way things are supposed to be fried, in LARD! None of this we-pretend-to-be-healthy-but-really-crazy-bad-for-you soybean oil.

Are Popeyes mashed potatoes real? ›

Popeyes mashed potatoes are not made with pork. They are made with a mixture of potatoes, milk, butter, cream of celery soup, and spices. There are no meat products in the potatoes alone. Popeyes does, however, serve their mashed potatoes with gravy.

What is Popeyes gravy made of? ›

For making the Cajun gravy, you need ground beef, ground pork, celery, onions, bell peppers, bacon grease, butter, Cajun spice mix, veal stock, Tabasco, and Worcestershire sauce. What is this? All of these spices and seasonings enhance the homemade Popeye's Cajun gravy recipe with its rich flavor.

Are KFC fries vegan? ›

Are KFC fries vegan? The secret recipe fries themselves at KFC are vegan. However, make sure to check with your location if they share a fryer if you are concerned with cross contamination. One more note on the fries.

Can Vegans eat Popeyes fries? ›

Are Popeye's French fries vegan? Popeyes fries everything in beef tallow including the Cajun Fries. So no, we do not consider their fries (or their hash browns) to be vegan.

Are Wendy's fries vegan? ›

Are Wendy's Fries Vegan? Yes, vegans can enjoy Wendy's fries, but only if you are comfortable with cross-contamination. Both Wendy's Natural Cut fries and seasoned potatoes are made without any animal products, but they are fried in the same oil as the animal-based menu items.

Are red beans same as kidney beans? ›

Many people think kidney beans and red beans are the same, but they are actually two different kinds of beans! Kidney beans are much larger than red beans. Kidney beans are a darker crimson while red beans are more pink. Red beans are also know to have a much beanier taste.

What is the difference between a red bean and a kidney bean? ›

No, red beans and kidney beans are actually different types of beans. The main difference? Red beans are smaller and rounder (like pinto beans), but red in color. However, these beans still are fairly similar and can generally be used interchangeably in recipes that call for either dried or canned beans.

Do red beans taste like pinto beans? ›

Red beans are a type of legume, and they are most popular in Latin American cuisine. Their flavor is comparable to black beans or pinto beans because they taste like a mixture of the two types of beans.

Did Popeyes remove mac and cheese? ›

Popeyes Mac and Cheese

Shortly before the pandemic, I noticed that Popeyes' website no longer featured mac and cheese as a side option. (I tried calling their corporate customer service office to see if it would ever be back, but they couldn't say.)

Does Bojangles dirty rice have pork in it? ›

Dirty rice is simply rice that has lots of "stuff" in it to make it flavorful. Typically with sausage, but you could also use ground beef, pork, or turkey. Lots of spicy flavors along with bell peppers and onions make this dirty rice special.

Is Popeyes going to bring back Cajun Rice? ›

Popeyes is celebrating its 50th anniversary in a big way this June. Not only is the brand giving fans a new chicken deal, but they are also bringing back an old side that fans were sad to see go when it was removed from menus in 2021. That's right, Cajun Rice is back, but only briefly.

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