Dirty Rice


3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 pound chicken livers, finely chopped

1/2 pound pork sausage, removed from casings and crumbled

1 cup finely chopped yellow onion

3/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper

1/4 cup finely chopped celery

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 cups chicken stock

2 bay leaves

5 cups cooked rice

1/2 bunch green onions (white and green parts), chopped

3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley



  1. In a large, heavy sauté pan or skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chicken livers and sausage. Cook, stirring, until the meat is browned, about 6 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil, the onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, chili powder, and the salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken stock and bay leaves, and scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen the fond (browned bits).
  5. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the rice and stir thoroughly. Cook until the rice is heated through, about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, and remove and discard the bay leaves. Stir in the green onions and parsley, and serve.

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