This southern classic dish is comfort food at its finest! It's slightly spicy from the creole seasoning and super simple to make. On the table in about 30 minutes.
Originally posted March 27, 2019; Updated tips and FAQ’s on November 15, 2019.
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!
Why This Recipe Works
- Cooking rice in the Instant Pot takes out the guesswork. You can set it and forget it and have perfect rice every time.
- Cooking with beef and sausage, rather than livers, makes the dish more palatable to picky eaters while still delivering great flavor.
More of our favorite rice dishes…
- Pressure Cooker Yellow Rice
- Instant Pot Cilantro-Lime Rice (Chipotle Copycat)
- Pressure Cooker Chicken Broccoli & Rice "Casserole"
And this is the AMAZING result…
- 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. A little fat is good for flavor, but if there’s a lot, you will want to drain most of it.
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. I do not recommend freezing leftovers, as the rice will turn to mush when reheating.
What kind of sausage did you use? You can use whatever sausage you like, but I used Jimmy Dean hot.
How much liver would you have used and would it be in place of the beef or sausage or in addition to them? I have not tested this recipe with liver, so I can't say for sure. However, I would try adding ½ cup diced livers and subtract about the same amount of either beef or pork.
Can I freeze this? I wouldn't recommend it. The rice will turn to mush upon freezing and reheating.
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Instant Pot Dirty Rice
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 lb. ground sausage
- 1 cup yellow onions diced
- ¾ cup green bell peppers diced
- ½ cup celery diced
- 1 Tbsp. creole seasoning
- 2 cups long grain white rice
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 4 thyme sprigs
- 2 bay leaves
- ¼ cup green onions thinly sliced
- 2 Tbsp. parsley finely chopped
- 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.