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Louisiana rice dressing in a green dish.

Louisiana Rice Dressing

Rice dressing is a traditional Cajun rice dish that begins with a roux and the Cajun trinity of onion, bell pepper, and celery. It is then simmered with ground meats to make a stock before mixing with cooked white rice.

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • .25 cup vegetable oil
  • .5 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large or 1.5 cups chopped onion
  • 3 chopped celery stalks
  • 1 large chopped bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1.5 pounds of ground beef
  • .5 pound ground pork
  • 2 cups chicken stock or beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1.25 teaspoon salt
  • .25 teaspoon red cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups cooked white rice

Instructions

  1. Make a roux first by heating the oil over medium heat in a large pot like a Dutch oven until hot and stir in the flour. 
  2. Brown the roux until it is a dark caramel color, being careful not to burn, taking your time all the while you stir.
  3. Stir the chopped vegetables into the roux and cook until the onions are soft.
  4. Remove vegetables and roux from the pot and into a bowl to set aside.
  5. Brown the ground meats to the pan.
  6. Drain fat from beef and pork and return to the large pot.
  7. Add the roux and vegetable mixture to the browned meat and stir in the chicken stock or beef broth.
  8. Pour in a cup of water and stir in salt and cayenne pepper, then close the lid and let it simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Add 3 cups of cooked rice, mix well, and serve warm.

Notes

  • You may add up to 1 more cup of rice to the dressing if you prefer the taste of more rice and less meat.
  • Use your favorite Cajun seasoning instead of salt and red cayenne pepper.
  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish, Side Dish
  • Method: Simmer
  • Cuisine: Cajun

Keywords: Rice dressing, rice dressing recipe, Cajun Rice Dressing, Louisiana rice dressing

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