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“Clean” Dirty Rice Recipe

This recipe features outrageous Cajun flavors with healthy ingredients. Don’t let the “healthy” part fool you, though, because this dirty rice is dynamite in a bowl. A Louisiana favorite, dirty rice is one of the best known parts dishes in Cajun cuisine. 


  • 1 cauliflower head, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 3 C. rice and quinoa combo, cooked in chicken broth
  • 1 can light kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can tomato w/ green chilies
  • 1 1/2 t. black pepper
  • 1 T. Cajun seasoning
  • 1 t. thyme
  • Hot sauce to taste


  • Saute cauliflower, peppers, and celery.
  • Brown ground chicken.
  • Combine sauteed vegetables with rice and quinoa mixture.
  • Add light kidney beans.
  • Beans are added to mixture.
  • Add tomato w/ green chilies.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Add pepper, seasoning, thyme, and hot sauce. Stir and reheat, covered, on stovetop.