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Cajun Dirty Rice

Recipe photo courtesy of Martyna Szczesna

Don't be afraid to brown the rice in this recipe! The crispy, caramelized parts are the best.

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  • MS12555038
    5 NOV, 2017
    I EXPECT BETTER FROM MARTHA STEWART Years ago I heard a Cajun say they invented Gumbo! Gumbo is an African word. Very slowly cajuns are usurping Creole recipes and traditions; I resent this cultural thievery since every historical document says that ... Dirty Rice was a poor family’s cooking. While the slaughtered chicken went into the stew pot up in the plantation house, the slaves were left with the chicken guts, even the chicken feet. The Louisiana plantations planted rice in the bayou where it grew plentiful and cheap for the locals. The original dirty rice was cooked chicken guts, the gizzard, heart, and kidneys, cooked in a pan. For the poor of Louisiana, Black, White and Cajun, (notice the Cajun afterthought) dirty rice was a filling staple dish. The dish required local ingredients only and provided stomach filling satisfaction. SO, how do you name it Cajun and disregard the Creole or slave contributions to this dish?
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