Dirty rice is a popular Louisiana recipe, often served for dinner during Mardi Gras. Flavored with spices and cooked chicken, dirty rice is a great side recipe for a Mardi Gras dinner.See Popular Dirty Rice Recipes
The rice is "dirty" because it's mixed in with the chicken and vegetables instead of being served plain. Try this quick low-fat meal when you crave Cajun food.
A Louisiana favorite, our version of this spicy dish uses whole-grain Wehani rice. Long-grain brown rice also works. Traditionally made with chicken liver, which gives it a "dirty" color, we use healthy lean chicken sausage instead.
Anyone who thinks Mardi Gras is just a chance to party doesn't know enough about the delicious food that's at the heart of this annual festival. New Orleans cuisine is the stuff of legend -- spicy jambalaya, blackened catfish, savory dirty rice. Really, what's not to love?
Risotto is one of the most elegant dishes to come out of the Italian kitchen. All that gorgeous plump-and-creamy rice blended with herbs, vegetables, chicken, seafood -- anything you like, really -- just can't be matched anywhere else. But risotto suffers from a serious misconception -- that it's hard to make.
Lots of people love to cook -- however, very few of us love to clean up after cooking. (Quick confession: I've been known to order takeout simply because I can't bear the thought of scrubbing pots when we're done eating.) While the takeout option is nice when you really need it, it's not realistic (i.e., affordable) to plan on ordering in all the time.
How often do any of us really think about our refrigerator? Once a marvel of the modern age, the one appliance above all that revolutionized the way we buy and store food, today it's pretty much taken for granted, humming ever more quietly than even its forebears did, a hulking yet forgotten presence in the corner of the kitchen. Buried beneath crayon drawings, report cards and miscellaneous snapshots magnetized to its door, it works ... and works, and works, and works.
I'm writing this on my computer, which means I have electricity, which means that any thought of having to feed my family during some sort of freak power outage is relegated to the remote backwaters of my brain. I was a Boy Scout (for a very brief time); I get the whole "be prepared" thing. But while there are scads of websites out there that will list in exhaustive detail everything you should have on hand at all times in case disaster strikes, they kind of give me the willies.
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