Dirty Rice

dirty rice

Dirty Rice is not your typical Thanksgiving dressing. My family did not ever serve cornbread dressing or any other kind of traditional dressing with our turkey. Rather, my Creole grandmother served a traditional New Orleans favorite that we identified as a type of dressing or a side with our Thanksgiving meal, Dirty Rice. Dirty rice has been compared to a type of jambalaya. This rice dressing uses the giblets, liver, gizzard and heart of the chicken, as well as a combination of ground pork and beef. Not being a tremendous fan of chicken gizzards and hearts, I modified the family recipe and use only the chicken liver combined with the meats.

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