Would have been great with some garlic bread but I didn't have the energy for that. Or sometimes, I sear a small pork chop and add it into the dirty rice as it cooks: meat + side dish in one! Required fields are marked *. Rice with corn and carrots with a jar of pace salsa thrown in is also one of my favorite side dishes . It's a side and is especially good with baked chicken or fish. This search takes into account your taste preferences. You can slice the sausage and cook it in the rice, or serve it on the side. I will not let ANYONE kick you out of bloggerville. I have a confession to make. Is it a main dish or a side ? I’ll admit it. I buy my milk and butter at the store. Its usually a side dish, but toss in some heat it up sauce, red beans and andouille sausage, and eat in style. I eat fried chicken, pork chops, cooked Italian sausage..etc with my dirty rice when its a side dish, When I add hot sausage,and shrimp to the dirty rice.. its a main dish. . Dirty Rice is a spicy and meaty rice dish that just may become your favorite rice dish of all time. I actually made a side dish tonight that is super simple: saute onions and garlic in olive oil with salt and pepper. Thanks for that , useful stuff. Looks like we’re going to all have one big party on the Island of Ousted Food Bloggers! Recipe: Quick and Dirty Rice (Adapted from Karen Bove’s Our Life in the Kitchen), Filed Under: Previous, Sides Tagged With: bush's beans, creole, Dinner, dirty rice, food, recipe, side dish. oh and a side dish that i make that i think it easy and fast is just boiled carrots with a little butter and dill. LOVE that you were all sassy in your BlogHer post, that is why I dig you xo. We all get our own. Add the broth and bring it to a simmer. Add the black beans then stir in the rice. I think I’d be kicked off to the ousted food blogger island as well… and I’d be happy to be hanging with you! 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If you're looking for a simple recipe to simplify your weeknight, you've come to the right place--easy dinners are our specialty. Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. This looks delicious – thanks for sharing this! You do make your side dishes from a box most of the time, but the majority of your baked goods are from scratch. (and I rely on frozen veggies a lot!) Your email address will not be published. How do you think about the answers? and of course, roasted potatoes!!!! Yum! Sounds delicious – boxed or not! Guess what will be on our menu next week?!? It’s made with love and will nourish your family. As I’ve gotten older and wiser, I enjoy a dinner like this. Almost every night. I have a terrible time with side dishes too!! Looks like I’ll be on that ousted food bloggers island right along with you. It should be easy, guilt free meals! Otherwise, you can find me over on ousted food bloggers island. Yes No No Preference. i’ll bring cake mixes and fresh market croissants for sammies. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook undisturbed until the rice is done, about 25 minutes. Skip. , I have a tough time with side dishes too. I’m not a food blogger (just an eater and a preparer), but I’ll hang out in the ousted aisle with you too. I would rather focus on the main dish and serve it alongside steamed broccoli. Growing up I always had my own personal side of raw veggies…my 99 yr old grandmom still puts them out for me (even though I now will eat cooked veggies lol). Therefore as more variety, as better. i just throw in a hunk of butter, some salt, pepper, and garlic seasoning and serve it up! Don’t tell anyone, but I have been known to serve Hamburger Helper from time to time. Awww! « Cook the Story. On the day before my treatment I cook up a pile of rice in my Thermomix and refrigerate it overnight. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook undisturbed until the rice is done, about 25 minutes. Oh, I have never had dirty rice but definitely want to try it now. 711,923 suggested recipes. or a dessert. LOVE. ps…. I serve dirty rice with grilled hot links. Food often reminds us of places we’ve been in times past. I am a pig…. For the dirty rice, follow a recipe like this one from Dine and Dish or just mix together (gently with a fork) hot cooked rice, canned black beans (drained and then […], […] Quick and Easy Dirty Rice (pictured above) is a really great and easy side dish […], Your email address will not be published. I love everything so far. Serve it next to baked chicken breast or fish for a side dish. Honey, I use boxed side dishes all the time. Sometimes I have the opposite problem: I’ve got 2 or 3 side dishes, but nothing sounds good for the main course (not big on meat dishes 5-7 nights a week)! I often rely on that old saw, “Serve with a green salad and some crusty bread.’. One of my family’s favorite side dishes this time of year (well, any time, but they’re cheaper now) is steamed artichokes. , I would go with full meal here too because of all that great protein. And if I want to go fancier, creamed spinach or my fave butternut squash gratin. We spend enough time on making the main dish, side dishes don’t have to be complicated. what do you eat with dirty rice ? Well, if you’re exiled, so am I. I use jarred pasta sauce, uncle ben’s basmati rice to go with my curry – and that comes from slouch too. I do the same for my children a couple times a week. Serve and enjoy! I’m going to try the recipe myself. I’m always confused about side dishes that have meat in them as well. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook undisturbed until the rice is done, about 25 minutes. It's a side dish unless it has meat added. You’re not kicked out, kiddo…don’t worry. This dirty rice sounds delicious! I’m so confused! Tonight we had a layered lasagna casserole (but with bowtie). sometimes the flavor from the boxed mixes is something you can’t duplicate from scratch. My standbys include: steamed broccoli (just have to cut the florets), red potatoes roasted with salt, pepper, olive oil and dried rosemary at 400F for about 35-40 min, wild rice cooked in chicken broth with dried cranberries mixed in, couscous. This search takes into account your taste preferences. I saute some onion in olive oil, add rice– amounts vary according to the number of people, add an appropriate amount of water and an equally variable dollop of beef Better Than Boullion, and some chopped cilantro if I’m feeling very dashing. Box or pouch or from scratch, you are doing a great job! , Kristin, you crack me up! When I add hot sausage,and shrimp to the dirty rice.. its a main dish Well, if you are ousted I won’t be far behind… I know people are up in arms over “processed” foods but in moderation there is nothing wrong with them at all and in fact there is a lot” right” !!