Southern Dirty Rice

Southern Dirty Rice

Side Dish Rice

This recipe has been passed down for generations.

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 252
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 45m


  • 1/4 pound chicken gizzards, rinsed
  • 1/2 pound chicken livers, rinsed and trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onions


  • 1   Pulse gizzards in food processor, then pulse livers.
  • 2   Heat oil in a large saucepan. Saute onion and gizzards over medium heat, stirring constantly, until meat begins to brown (about 5 minutes). Add livers and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until brown (about 3 minutes).
  • 3   Add rice and stir until coated with oil. Add broth, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook about 20 minutes, until rice has absorbed liquid. Sprinkle with green onion and serve.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 3.7g 6%
    Saturated Fat 1.0g  
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Potassium 193mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 41.7g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Protein 11.5g 23%
Sugars 1g  
Vitamin A 3298IU  
Vitamin C 9mg  
Calcium 32mg  
Iron 5mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 7mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 27mg  
Folate 258mcg