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Dirty Rice

 Dirty Rice
This is an old Louisiana recipe that I've had longer than I can remember. It's a very popular Southern dish. To turn this into a main meal, simply add more sausage and chicken livers. —Mrs. Lum Day, Bastrop, Louisiana
10-12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1/2 pound chicken livers, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 3 cups cooked rice

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook sausage for 2-3 minutes; stir in chicken
  • livers. Cook 5-7 minutes more or until sausage and chicken livers
  • are no longer pink; drain and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, saute the onion, celery, green onions and
  • parsley in butter until the vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook
  • 1 minute longer. Add broth, basil, thyme, salt, pepper and hot
  • pepper sauce. Stir in rice, sausage and chicken livers. Heat
  • through, stirring constantly. Yield: 10-12 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 148 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 97 mg cholesterol, 325 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.