Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice
Servings: 6 Prep 10 mins Cook 25 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-wide strips
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 large sweet green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounce) beef broth
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley, rinsed, dried and coarsely chopped (see photos 1 to 4, below)

Make It

1. In medium-size saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the bacon strips; cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until the fat begins to render out of the bacon. Add the onion and sweet green pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the onion is softened.

2. Add rice to saucepan, stirring to coat the rice with the bacon fat. Add the broth, the 1/3 cup water, Cajun seasoning and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover the saucepan. Reduce the heat to low; simmer 12 minutes or until the rice is almost tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed.

3. Add the drained black-eyed peas to the rice, stirring to evenly distribute; simmer, covered, for 3 minutes or until the rice is tender and all the liquid has been absorbed. Stir in the parsley until well mixed.

4. Serve the rice warm.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 320, Fat, total (g): 9, chol. (mg): 11, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 48, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 12, sodium (mg): 964, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.