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Cajun Dirty Rice Recipe

This dirty rice recipe takes only 30 minutes to make from start to finish. Now let’s gather your ingredients and get cooking!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dirty rice recipe, homemade dirty rice
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 493kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 4.8 oz smoked sausage about 2 links, cut into thick slices
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 4 oz chicken liver chopped
  • 6 oz 85% lean ground pork
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper divided
  • 1/4 tsp salt divided
  • 3 oz bell peppers red and green, deseeded and diced
  • 2.5 oz carrots peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 oz onions diced
  • 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups cooked medium-grain rice
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 oz scallions chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley freshly chopped


  • Sear the sausage: In a dry skillet over medium heat, add 4.8 oz smoked sausage and sear for about 3 minutes or until lightly browned on both sides. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Sauté the chicken liver: Add 1 tbsp olive oil and chopped 4 oz chicken liver to the same skillet. Cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes or until almost cooked through.
  • Sauté the ground pork: Add 6 oz 85% lean ground pork to the chicken liver. Cook over medium-high heat for about 6 minutes, stirring constantly to break up the pork. Add minced 1 tbsp garlic, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and 1/8 tsp salt. Stir and cook for another minute.
  • Cook the vegetables: Add 3 oz bell peppers, 2.5 oz carrots, 3 oz onions, 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning, 1/4 tsp paprika, and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper. Stir and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat or until the vegetables are slightly softened.
  • Mix in the rice: Add 3 cups cooked medium-grain rice and 1 tbsp olive oil. Mix thoroughly to break up the rice. Add 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/8 tsp salt, and 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce. Mix again to season evenly. Put the sausage back into the skillet along with the chopped 1 oz scallions. Stir again for 1 minute. Turn off the heat.
  • Serve: Transfer the rice into a bowl or deep dish. Garnish with freshly chopped 1 tbsp parsley and serve immediately.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 545mg | Potassium: 486mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 7035IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 5mg