How to Make Rice Dressing
Cajun Rice Dressing, Rice Stuffing, or Cajun Dirty Rice – whatever you call it – this dish is a staple of Cajun Holiday traditions. In this episode, we made Cajun Rice Dressing in a matter of three basic steps. It’s really easy and sure to be a hit at your dinner table.
Ingredients for Cajun Rice Dressing:
1 pound ground round beef
1 pound lean ground pork
2 links of fresh pork sausage (we used a spicy Andouille sausage)
4 cups Cajun Trinity
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 stick of butter
1 cup chicken stock
3 cups rice
6 cups water
Tony’s Creole Seasoning and salt to taste
Chopped green onions for garnish
½ cup chopped pecans for garnish
Step One: Make rice according to package directions.
Step Two: Melt butter in a deep skillet. Slice into the casing on the sausage and remove the meat inside. Place all meat in the skillet. On medium high heat, cook the meats by chopping to a fine ground meat mixture. It should take about 10 minutes. Add the Cajun Trinity, minced garlic and ½ cup chicken stock. Cover and simmer on medium heat for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking and clumping.
Step Three: Using a large mixing bowl, blend together meat mixture and rice. It should be a good 50/50 mix. Season to taste and stir well. Pour into a casserole dish or 13 x 9 baking pan. Garnish with chopped green onions and pecans. Serve hot.
Notes: May be used as a stuffing for turkey, chicken, or a pork roast. Rice dressing, or rice stuffing, is also a great side dish. When served as a side item, we call it Dirty Rice.
Many Cajun recipes also call for the use of poached chicken livers and giblets. Certainly add if you want. We chose not to.
Category: Side Items