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Instant Pot Dirty Rice

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

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 image for Pinterest.

 

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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.

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 461 kcal
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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. Remove thyme sprigs and bay leaves, then mix. Finally, add green onions and parsley, then mix really well one last time.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Dirty Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 495mg 21%
Potassium 589mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 25.1%
Vitamin C 25.6%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 17.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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2 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.

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