Husband likes spicy, wifey not so much. But my go-to Quick Kentucky Style Dirty Rice recipe satisfies us both. (He does add some Cholupa sauce on his, but the spice in the andouille sausage is just enough for me.)
The quick part? This skillet dish assembles and is ready to go in about 30 minutes. No really, thirty minutes. I use a pre-pack (already cooked) andouille sausage, so there is no wait time for cooking that up and I chop the sausage and the veggies while the rice is cooking. Then everything is set for dumpin' in and cookin'!
Quick Dirty Rice
4 C. prepared white rice
1 can red beans, drained and rinsed
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 -2 plum tomatoes, rough chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 -2 tblsp. cumin (I use one tblsp. when cooking the veggies and the other when the rice goes in)
salt and pepper to taste
1-2 tbslp. butter
1 tblsip olive oil
1 lb. (pre-pack) andouille sausage, sliced into disks
Prepare white rice and set aside. Heat olive oil and 1 tblsp. of butter in a 10-12 inch skillet, add chopped onion, celery and green pepper, stir and cook until onion is translucent
Sprinkle cumin over vegetables in skillet and stir to coat. Stir n the drained beans and add the andouille sausage. Add that last tablespoon of butter, cover and cook over low heat for several minutes (at least long enough for the sausage and beans to heat through).
Stir in the rice and last the chopped tomato.
This is good with cornbread on a crispy cold winter evening or with a tossed salad and some iced tea on a warm summer night. Either way you ready to eat!
Hmmmm, what's for dessert?