December 16th, 2005


Simple Rice Dressing

Rice Dressing, or, "Dirty Rice"

1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground sausage
1 cup cooked rice
1/2 cup cooking oil

The holy trinity:
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped celery

1 clove garlic, crushed (not everyone uses this, but I like it)
1 bunch green onion, chopped finely (also optional)
Salt, pepper, and tabasco to taste (I substitute Cajun seasoning for salt and pepper, as it has a high content of both.)

Put the cooked rice in a large bowl.

In a heavy pan, saute the ground meat and sausage in 1/4 cup of oil until brown. Drain most of the grease, leaving only a little to moisten the meat. Set this pan aside.

In another pan, saute the onions, bell pepper, celery, garlic, and green onions in remaining 1/4 cup of oil.

In the large bowl, mix the rice together with the contents of the two pans. Add seasonings (salt, pepper, tabasco, Cajun seasoning). Served as a side dish.