Dirty Rice

Weekly Recipe: 

Servings: 6 (1 1/3 cups per serving)

Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes


1 ½ cups long grain rice

3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 tablespoon coconut oil

10 ounces cooked chicken andouille or other spicy chicken sausage, cut into ½ inch plates

1½ cups chopped yellow onion

1¼ cups chopped celery

1 cup chopped green bell pepper

1 cup chopped red bell pepper

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves

¼-½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

salt to taste

Bring rice and broth to boil in large saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer at lowest bubble until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender; about 20-40 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring, until it begins to brown. Add onion, celery, green and red bell pepper, garlic and cook, stirring, until onion is soft. Stir in thyme, cayenne to taste and salt. Stir the sausage mixture into rice and serve.