Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice


"This is an easy recipe to make and it's very flavorful and spicy."


45 m servings 409 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 409 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 71.4g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 421 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a heavy saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and the chopped onions; saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Mix in the bell pepper, chili powder, ground annatto, chili flakes, cumin, and cinnamon. Saute for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour the rice into the saucepan and stir to coat. Add the water and 1 teaspoon salt, and bring the rice to a boil over high heat. Cover the pan and turn the heat to low. Simmer the rice for 25 minutes.
  3. When the rice is cooked, mix in tomatoes, corn, black beans, and pine nuts. Stir in salt, pepper and lime juice. When the mixture is heated through, spoon it onto plates and top with the sliced red onion and cilantro. Serve a wedge or two of lime with each plate to squeeze over the rice.
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  1. 94 Ratings


for an annatto substitute try 1/4 tsp. paprika plus generous pinch of tumeric (equals 1 tsp annatto)

This is by no means dirty rice. I followed this as written and feel that there are tons of other recipes that rate much higher. It would have been easier to just boil the rice and add all the ot...

I have now made this recipe twice and it has been a hit both times. Could not find Anatto Powder so I just left it out. Husband and kids loved it!

Great tasting rice dish. I loved the combination of spices.

This is an easy and versatile recipe. For another meal idea layer guacamole, sour cream, cheddar, and (for your meat eating friends) grilled chicken,for one helluva burrito. This recipe is a new...

Oh my gosh, this was so good! The only changes I made was to use cubanelle peppers instead of green (too expensive this time of year), red kidney beans instead of black, and 1 tsp of ground chi...

I got this recipe because normally "dirty rice" is a cajun thing, so I made it with Cajun Chicken. It's more like spanish rice. However, it was a big hit! My hubby loved it!! Next time I mak...

This was incredible. We ommitted the nuts and it was fabulous!!! There is just two of us so there were a lot of leftovers. Definitely put the fresh onions and squeeze the fresh lime juice on ...

I'm afraid I have to differ! It was mush... and I followed the directions exactly. It was spicy, but there was no TASTE at all. I hate wet rice.