Friday, July 8, 2011

Bojangle's Dirty Rice Recipe

No driving to Louisiana or the drive-through for this recipe of Cajun style dirty rice.
Made with the Holy Trinity of Cajun cooking: celery, peppers and onions, this traditional Louisiana dish is by far one of my favorites. Goes great with chicken, or in my case... as a meal until its own. 

Charlotte, North Carolina based Bojangle's Famous Chicken and Biscuits has been serving up their own spicy version of dirty rice since 1977.  They take their traditional spiced sausage used on their biscuits and crumble it up into a rice and seasoning mix. While Bojangle's offers its dirty rice as a traditional side to their Cajun chicken, I highly recommend the "picnic size" version, as I often do, providing me a bowl of dirty rice, and a meal (or two) unto itself.

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • ¼ cup green onion diced fine
  • pinch of black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of celery salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
Method:
  1. Brown, and crumble sausage in a pot.
  2. Add all other ingredients to the pot.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook untouched for about 18-20 minutes.