Dirty rice

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A pork chop served atop dirty rice

Dirty rice is a traditional Louisiana Creole dish made from white rice which gets a "dirty" color from being cooked with small pieces of pork, beef or chicken, green bell pepper, celery, and onion,[1] and spiced with cayenne and black pepper.[2] Parsley and chopped green onions are common garnishes. Dirty rice is most common in the Creole regions of southern Louisiana; however, it can also be found in other areas of the American South and referenced as "chicken and rice" or "rice dressing".

Rice dressing[edit]

In some southern regions, it is also called rice dressing.[3] Rice dressing may be prepared using ground beef or ground pork, rather than chicken liver and giblets.[4]

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  1. ^ Cohen, S.; Betancourt, M.; Manville, R. (2007). The Texas Hill Country Cookbook: A Taste of Provence. Globe Pequot Series. Globe Pequot Press. p. 109. ISBN 978-0-7627-4375-9.
  2. ^ [which give it a dark ("dirty") color. Frommer's New Orleans]
  3. ^ Johnson, P.; O'Brien, C. (2000). New Orleans. Lonely Planet: World food. Lonely Planet. p. 59. ISBN 978-1-86450-110-0.