Dirty Rice



Serving size

1 1/2 cups rice
60 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well.

Dirty Rice


2 1/2 cup Water
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup Brown rice
2 tsp. Olive oil
1 Large Shallots, raw (minced)
2 large Green onions (sliced crosswise, white and green parts kept separate)
1/2 large Green bell peppers (seeded and diced)
1/2 Large Red bell peppers (seeded and diced)
1/4 tsp.. Ground cumin
1/2 tsp. Chili powder
1/2 tsp., leaves Dried oregano
1/8 tsp. Cayenne pepper (to taste)


In a medium-size saucepan, heat 2 1/2 cups water and the salt. When the liquid comes to a boil, stir in the brown rice.

Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for 40 to 45 minutes. Do not boil away all of the liquid and do not stir the rice.

When a very small amount of liquid remains (about 1 tablespoon), remove the pan from the burner and let it stand, covered, for 3 minutes.

While the rice is cooking, heat the oil in a medium-size skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.

Add the white part of the green onions and cook for about 1 minute.

Add the peppers and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add the cumin, chili powder, oregano, and cayenne.

Cook for about 1 minute, stirring until the spices are well blended.

When cooked, set the veggeis aside until the rice is done.

When the rice is cooked and has stood for 3 minutes, add the spiced veggies and the green onion tops to the rice and stir well.


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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users. Here is our Coumadin Safe Dirty Rice recipe.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

You can make rice dirty any way you like. Use whatever leftover veggies that you have. Celery, carrots, peppers, onions, mushrooms will all work well. If you want the rice less spicy, leave out the cayenne.

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