Instant Pot Dirty Rice

Instant Pot Dirty Rice

Dirty rice is a southern classic dish typically made with a combination of small pieces of pork, chicken, and beef. When I mentioned wanting to use diced chicken livers to my wife, she said something like… “That’s fine, but I will need to eat something else for dinner.” It hurt my heart a little, but what I decided is that if she didn’t want to eat them, then you might not either. So this Instant Pot dirty rice version is a little less “authentic” than I would like. But, for that reason, it is much more palatable; even for our 3-year-old daughter who doesn’t like rice, but devoured a big bowl of this!

 

More of our favorite rice dishes…

 

Dirty rice in bowl with sliced green onions next to blue linen.

 

The Process

Uncooked beef and sausage.

Using sauté setting – add beef and sausage to pot…

 

Uncooked beef and sausage topped with diced onions, celery, and bell peppers.

…along with onions, peppers, celery…

 

Uncooked beef and sausage topped with diced onions, celery, bell peppers, and creole seasoning.

…and creole seasoning.

 

Beef, sausage, and veggies in pot with wooden spoon.

As the meat begins to brown, break up as much as possible…

 

Browned beef, sausage, and veggies in pot with wooden spoon.

…and cook until meat is browned thoroughly.

 

Uncooked rice on top of meat mixture.

Add rice to pot…

 

Pouring chicken stock over rice.

…along with chicken stock…

 

Meat mixture, rice, and broth combined with wooden spoon.

…and mix well.

 

Fresh thyme sprigs and bay leaves on top of meat mixture.

Place thyme and bay leaves on top (so that you can easily remove them later). Lock lid and cook for 12 minutes at low pressure.

 

Cooked dirty rice topped with thyme and bay leaves.

Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally (will take about 10 minutes).

 

Cooked dirty rice in Instant Pot.

Remove thyme sprigs and bay leaves, then mix.

 

Cooked dirty rice topped with green onions.

Finally, add green onions…

 

Cooked dirty rice topped with parsley.

and parsley, then mix really well one last time.

 

And this is the AMAZING result…

Dirty rice in bowl with sliced green onions.

 

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Dirty rice in bowl with sliced green onions next to blue linen.

Instant Pot Dirty Rice

This southern classic is comfort food at its finest! It's slightly spicy from the creole seasoning and super simple to make.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: comfort food, dirty rice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 461kcal
Author: Gary White

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground sausage
  • 1 cup yellow onions diced
  • 3/4 cup green bell peppers diced
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 1 Tbsp. creole seasoning
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. parsley finely chopped

Instructions

  • Using sauté setting – add beef and sausage to pot along with onions, peppers, celery, and creole seasoning. As the meat begins to brown, break up as much as possible and cook until meat is browned thoroughly.
  • Add rice to pot, along with chicken stock, and mix well. Place thyme and bay leaves on top (so that you can easily remove them later). Lock lid and cook for 12 minutes at low pressure.
  • Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally (will take about 10 minutes).
  • Remove thyme sprigs and bay leaves, then mix. Finally, add green onions and parsley, then mix really well one last time.

Nutrition

Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 495mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1255IU | Vitamin C: 21.1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3.1mg

 

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Linda G
    March 27, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    This looks delicious — and even I (a devout liver hater) might be convinced to add just a tiny bit of ground cooked chicken liver or gizzard — knowing what an addition of flavor it gives to Popeye’s gravy! (Boudain wouldn’t be quite the same without just a touch of liver, also!) Since we’re no longer in LA, my first choice for ‘sausage’ would be Jimmy Dean’s sage sausage – or maybe the hot sausage, since we don’t have small children any more. What kind of sausage do you use, or recommend? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Gary
      March 28, 2019 at 7:18 am

      I agree about the livers, but one of my biggest goals in life is keeping my wife happy. Therefore, no livers for us, lol. As for sausage, you can use whatever you like, but I used Jimmy Dean hot.

  • Reply
    Judy
    April 26, 2019 at 11:00 am

    How much liver would you have used and would it be in place of the beef or sausage or in addition to them?

    • Reply
      Gary
      April 30, 2019 at 7:51 am

      I would add 1/2 cup diced livers and subtract about the same amount of either beef or pork.

  • Reply
    Anthony M.
    June 11, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Agree 100% here. Hate liver in general but love this dish (and the occasionally liverwurst). The liver/gizzard in this dish introduces a critical tweak on the taste/texture.

  • Reply
    Bridget Booth
    June 12, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Crap I am just now realizing recipe says sausage not pork. Wonder what I will need to add to get flavor right. It’s already in pot cooking

    • Reply
      Gary
      June 13, 2019 at 12:44 pm

      How did it turn out? Probably not toooo different.

  • Reply
    Kallou
    July 17, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    What size instant pot did you use for this?

    • Reply
      Gary White
      July 18, 2019 at 12:17 pm

      We used a 6qt.

      • Reply
        Kallou
        July 19, 2019 at 2:14 am

        5 stars
        Thank you, did this in a 3 at. But didn’t add celery. Did add pineapple chunks. Came out really well. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply
    Patti
    July 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

    This recipe looks great! My family and I prefer brown rice, so what would you recommend as far as cooking time and would you change anything else if using brown rice?

    • Reply
      Gary White
      July 25, 2019 at 9:54 am

      Brown rice has a much longer cook time, 22 minutes at high pressure with 10 minutes NPR

  • Reply
    Jacob Bryant
    August 9, 2019 at 12:53 am

    5 stars
    Thanks for the great recipe Gary!!! This will be a staple for me for a long time. I didn’t have a green pepper so I used three jalapeños instead and it came out perfect.

    As a guy in his 20’s I really hope to have a dope food blog with an awesome wife like you someday! Thanks for the inspiration

    • Reply
      Gary White
      August 9, 2019 at 10:21 am

      Wow, Jacob. Thanks for the kind words!

  • Reply
    Tricia
    August 10, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Can’t wait to try this. Being a NOLA girl (transplanted to NC in ’88), I fix a lot of dirty rice in my dutch oven and use ground meat with cut up smoked sausage. I am looking forward to trying your recipe out this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Reply
    Anesia Lima
    August 27, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    did you drain the oil before adding rice and stuff? or did you keep it and cook all togther?

    • Reply
      Gary White
      August 28, 2019 at 6:51 am

      Depending on the type of sausage you use, there may or may not be oil there to drain. You can drain or leave as much as you prefer. I think a little fat is good for flavor, but if there’s a lot, you will want to drain most of it.

      • Reply
        Anesia Lima
        October 3, 2019 at 12:40 pm

        Thank you so much. I used you recipe as more of a guiding and kind of just added what i had at home lol came out so good though! thank you! i ended up draining but i didnt pat the sausage down and it was all good!

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