RECIPE | Molly’s Cajun Dirty Rice & Funday Monday Link-Up

February 17, 2014·

I can’t believe I have never shared this recipe on the blog before. This is definitely a household favorite at the Stillman residence. I LOVE Cajun dirty rice and have tried a million different recipes over the years. Okay, maybe not a million, but I’ve tried a lot.

And after trying different dirty rice recipes, I’ve come to learn what I love and what I don’t love… and this recipe has been born out of my many different combinations of recipes and whatnot over the years. So, I like to think of it as “Molly’s Cajun Dirty Rice.” This recipe can definitely be made with or without a good KICK. And if you know me, you know I like my food SPICY, so we make it with a kick.

This recipe also makes AWESOME leftovers. It can be made as a “main dish” but would also be great for a side dish or a potluck.

RECIPE | Molly’s Cajun Dirty Rice

Serves: 4-6 people


  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1 package of hot Italian sausage links (I used Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage)
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Tony Chachere’s Cajun Seasoning (this is really meant to be to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


In a large pot, add the 1 cup of uncooked rice, 2 cups of chicken broth and some salt and bring to a boil.

While the rice is cooking, in a large skillet, add some olive oil and 1 clove of minced garlic. Add the ground beef in and cook until brown and ground up. In a separate skillet, add some olive oil, 1 clove of minced garlic, and the sausage links. Cook the sausage links until cooked all the way through. Then cut the sausage links up into “rounds” and set aside.

Once the rice is cooked, transfer the rice to the large skillet with the cooked ground beef. Add in the cooked sausage, corn, and all the seasonings. Then add in the Worcestershire sauce. Mix and stir well.

The seasonings / spices are all really “to taste” – it totally depends on how spicy you want it. My husband and I love spicy food, so we tend to go hotter. Totally up to you!

Once the mixture is really good and mixed and stirred, I let it simmer for about 5-10 minutes to let the juices really mix. Then serve! I love eating dirty rice with some cooked okra and green beans. 🙂


Have you ever had dirty rice before? Will you give this recipe a try?

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