Dirty rice is, like, insanely amazing! It's all about this awesome combination of pork sausage, onions, celery, and bell peppers. Then, you throw in some rice and let it soak up all the flavors until it's bursting with deliciousness.
They call it "dirty rice" because it gets this cool brownish-red color from the meats and spices. But trust me; it's totally deceiving. Dirty rice is actually a mouthwatering and satisfying dish that's just perfect when you're craving something hearty on a chilly winter day.
1 lb ground pork sausage
⅓ cup butter
1 ½ cups finely diced celery
1 small red bell pepper, finely diced
1 onion, diced
½ tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 ½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp dried thyme
½ tsp rubbed sage
1 tbsp chicken bouillon
1 ½ cups uncooked long-grain rice
1 cup water
Cook and crumble sausage in a wide skillet or pan until the sausage is nicely browned.
Add butter to cook celery, bell pepper, and onion over medium heat for 10 mins. Stir together, then season with salt and pepper.
Season with garlic powder, thyme, rubbed sage, and chicken bouillon. Add the uncooked rice and cook until it turns light brown. Mix everything together.
Pour a cup of water and bring to a boil, then cover. Reduce heat to low or medium-low, then cook for 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender.
Stir once or twice with a fork to ensure nothing sticks to the pot's bottom but do not overwork the rice. Do not stir the rice or open the lid during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
Remove from heat, then let rest for 10 minutes.
Serve while still hot. Enjoy!
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