Jennifer in Wonderland

December 2, 2009

Not So Dirty Rice & Beans

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I caught an episode of Down Home with the Neely’s yesterday while vegging on the couch and they were making dirty rice wrapped in collard greens. I knew I had to try and make my own version. I figured it was kind of like Southern fried rice so I could add whatever I wanted and pump up the nutritional content. Apparently, it’s called dirty rice because you’re supposed to use chicken livers which makes it look dirty. I decided to make a combo of dirty rice and rice and beans. Here’s the original recipe: Neely’s Dirty Rice and here’s mine below.

Btw, I just found out my camera has a setting for taking pictures of food. Cool huh? Can you tell the difference? (I can’t) My camera takes the worst night time pictures. I think it might be time to invest in a new camera, even though the one I have isn’t that old yet… Oh yeah, the recipe

Not So Dirty Rice & Beans

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package sliced mushrooms
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 3/4 lb ground turkey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups chicken stock, divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt, pepper, paprika, red pepper flakes, dried herbs, to taste

Directions:

Cook rice in 2 cups of chicken stock.

Brown turkey in olive oil until cooked through. Add and sauté chopped bell pepper, onion and garlic until soft. Add sliced mushrooms. Add beans, spinach and rice. Season to taste. Add 1 cup chicken stock and simmer until slightly thickened. Voila!

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