Guest post by Sam Allesee
The Dirty Sam (formerly known as dirty rice) has become a staple in our household. It’s a savory dish with bold flavors, and heat can be added if desired. If it comes out right, it has a nice creamy texture, and is right in that zone where you can either eat it with a fork or a spoon. I will describe dish with our preferred meat, sausage, but marinated shrimp is a great substitute.
- 1 clove garlic, diced
- 1 onion, medium, chopped
- A few handfuls green beans, chopped (1-2 cups)
- A few handfuls carrots, small chopped (1-2 cups)
- 2 tbsp canola oil or olive oil
- 1 smoked sausage, chopped
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup rice
- 1 1/2 cups water
- spices (cajun, cayenne, chili powder)
- Saute onions and garlic in pot with oil, until onion is soft/glassy
- Add carrots and green beans, and mix in ~1 tbsp of cajun seasoning, a few pinches of salt, pepper, and chili powder. Cook until veggies begin to soften, around 3-4 min.
- Add chopped sausage, and mix in another ~1 tbsp of cajun seasoning, and add cayenne powder to desired spice level. Cook until sausage becomes oily and slightly darkened.
- Add can of crushed tomatoes, water, and rice. Stir well, and slightly increase heat to bring to a boil.
- Once at a boil, place lid over pot and reduce heat to low for 15 minutes.
- Remove lid, stir, let cool, and enjoy!