This recipe is called “dirty rice” because the rice that’s originally white gets “dirty” with all the tasty goodies that go into it :) Cajun seasoning spice, ground beef, fried onions and carrots give this rice it’s color and deep flavor. Cajun dirty rice with ground beef is a great one-dish meal, and all ingredients can be found in a pantry and freezer!
Cajun Dirty Rice Recipe With Ground Beef
- 2 cups rice, uncooked
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 onions
- 2 carrots
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 can (15 oz) green peas, drained
- 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
- 4 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Cook the rice according to package directions (I always use the rice cooker). While the rice is cooking, move on to the next step.
- Peel the onions, and chop them into small pieces.
- Peel the carrots and shred them in the food processor using the top disk shredder blade.
- Mince the garlic and set aside.
- Heat 1/2 tbsp of oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add shredded carrots and cook, stirring periodically, for 5 minutes. Remove the carrots from the frying pan into a bowl.
- Heat 1/2 tbsp of oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring periodically, for 5 minutes.
- Add the ground beef to the onions. Cook, stirring periodically, for 7 minutes, or until the beef is cooked through and no longer pink.
- Add the minced garlic and 1/2 tsp salt to the beef, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
- Set up the food processor with the regular blade that goes inside the food processor. Put the beef and onion mixture inside the food processor and pulse 5 times.
- After the rice has finished cooking, heat 3 tbsp of oil in the large non-stick frying pan (same one as you used to cook the beef).
- Add the Cajun seasoning to the oil, then add the cooked rice and mix until all rice is colored orange (like the Cajun seasoning).
- Add ground beef, carrots and tomato sauce. Mix until combined.
- Add the green peas and mix.
- If necessary, add more salt and Cajun seasoning.
Number of servings (yield): 4