Kickin' Cajun Dirty Rice

Enjoy the flavors of Louisiana with this Kickin' Cajun Dirty Rice. This recipe is great on its own or served alongside your favorite Cajun main dish.

Kickin' Cajun Dirty Rice

Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.


  • 1 pound ground beef (75% to 80% lean)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (5.7 to 8 ounce) package Cajun-style dirty rice mix
  • Water, as needed
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained


  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef; cook for 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4 inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.
  2. Pour off drippings.
  3. Stir in rice mix and water amount indicated in package directions, omitting oil or butter; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook according to time indicated in package directions or until rice is tender.
  4. Stir in tomatoes. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Total: 40 min | Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition information per serving: 393 calories; 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 76 mg cholesterol; 757 mg sodium; 35 g carbohydrate; 3.6 g fiber; 28 g protein; 5.1 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 3.5 mg iron; 18.5 mcg selenium; 5.5 mg zinc

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Cattlemens Beef Board and National Cattlemen's Beef Association