Delicious Dirty Rice with Smoked Sausage Recipe
There are times that when you get home, you are flat out tired. Dinner time is in a couple of hours, and you have little energy to create something intricate, but you still want that’s satisfying and tasty. For times like these, we got you covered. In this article, you are going to learn how you can create your dirty rice with smoked sausage recipe combo.
Dirty rice is a traditional Creole and Cajun dish. It got its name because of the color, which is a result of a mixture of mouth-watering seasonings and spices.
The best time to cook this meal is for dinner as it packs a punch. By this, we mean it’s loaded with carbohydrates to get you energy levels up again. Also, this dish will have a kick due to its spices. This smoked sausage recipe can surely jolt you back so you can better enjoy the rest of your evening.
As a bonus, the dish only requires the use of one saucepan. And, if you have those kinds of saucepan that can double as a serving bowl, then you will use fewer utensils. That means you’ll have easier time washing and cleaning up.
Another great thing about the dish is it’s easy to make. Total time is about 40 minutes, and it’s only because you’ll be waiting for the rice to be cooked. Total active time for preparing everything is just 10 minutes. Also, the suggested proportions below can yield about 6 to 8 servings. But enough of the small talk and let’s get down to business.
- 2 cups of long grain rice (white for best results)
- 5 cups of chicken stock
- 2 tbs. of vegetable oil
- 1 pound of Uncle John’s Mild Country Smoked Sausage
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- 1 large onion (chopped)
- 1 stalk celery (chopped)
- 1 green bell pepper (chopped)
- 1/4 tsp. of cayenne
- 1/4 cup of fresh parsley leaves (chopped)
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
The first step is to make the rice. Mix the rice and 4 cups of chicken stock into the rice cooker. It’s important that you give enough time for the rice to absorb all the chicken stock.
When the rice is done or almost done, you can start working on the main dish. Prepare all the ingredients, and slice the smoked sausage.
Start heating the pan and vegetable oil over medium heat. Once it’s hot enough, add the sausage. Heat the sausage up and allow it to brown. Then, you can add the green bell pepper, celery, onion, and garlic. Cook everything until the fresh ingredients soften, which is around 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of chicken stock, followed by the cayenne. Continue heating the dish until the chicken stock has reduced a little.
Finally, add the rice and the fresh parsley. Mix everything thoroughly. You can then add salt and pepper to taste. Once done, allow the dish to cool off a bit before serving.
That’s it! The smoked sausage greatly compliments the rice and seasoning. It’s a dish full of flavors. We even bet that your mouth is starting to water just by imagining the ingredients. So why not get the ingredients and start making this delicious dirty rice with smoked sausage recipe.