Dirty Rice – Justin Wilson

Have you ever made dirty rice?  In this video, the New Orleans Cajun chef, Justin Wilson cooks up a batch of dirty rice while keeping the viewer entertained with stories and numerous sound effects.  As you watch the video try to figure out the actual cooking time for the recipe, I get about 6 hours. He starts out at  4 hours but keeps adding time as he adds ingredients.  Justin recommends to make this the day before serving.  While watching the video I was surprised nothing spicy was added to the dirty rice, but Justin believes in seasoning food to taste good and that does not always mean spicy.  On a side note, in the 10 minutes of video he manages to touch every ingredient at least once or twice with his hands and even licks his fingers once.  In the middle of  the video Justin jokes “The recipe calls for 10 Cajuns, or  20 other people” and “the only hard parts about the recipe are letting it cook the whole time”.  You’ll enjoy this video, I GAR-ON-TEE  it!

recipe: Dirty Rice

Justin Wilson’s Dirty Rice Recipe

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 lb chicken giblets, ground
  • 1 cup diced shallots (green onions)
  • 1⁄4 cup garlic (preferably ground)
  • 2 cups celery, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. Black pepper
  • 1⁄2 lb margarine or butter
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 lb lean ground pork
  • 2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1⁄2 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1⁄4 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt
  • With about 2 cups of water, mix all meats together in a heavy pot, on a medium-hot burner. Add all the above seasoning ingredients except the cream of mushroom soup at the start of cooking. Cook on medium heat approximately 4 hours, stirring often. Add the cream of mushroom soup, and continue cooking for 30 minutes. Boil 2 pounds long-grain rice. Let rice cook completely. After rice has cooked, mix thoroughly with the meat ingredients. Allow to stream or cook on a low heat for approximately 30 minutes before serving.

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