Dirty Rice

A traditional New Orleans favorite, very rich in ingredients, it can become a main dish with a tossed green salad served on the side…

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1/2 cup chicken liver
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 1/2 scallion
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • salt and black pepper



  • Cook the rice in boiling salted water until almost done (about 10-12 minutes depending on variety); drain and put aside
  • In the meantime, heat peanut oil in a heavy skillet and brown the minced onion, garlic and celery
  • Cut up the chicken liver in cubes; add them to the skillet and sauté until they are cooked and crumbly
  • Stir in the scallion (diced), parsley and bell pepper (chopped)
  • Add the rice and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the rice is tender and the ingredients are well mixed
  • Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper


Tips from the Chef

  • Do not overcook the rice: drain it before it is done and stir fry it in the pan with the remaining ingredients for a couple of minutes