Ke's Cajun (Dirty) Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ⅔ cup uncooked brown rice
  • ½ pound ground turkey
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ⅓ cup chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried celery flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 pinch salt, or to taste
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Bring 1 1/2 cup of water to a boil in a saucepan, and stir in the brown rice. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 40 to 50 minutes. Set the rice aside.

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  • Step 2

    Place ground turkey into a skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the turkey until the meat gives up some of its fat, 2 to 3 minutes; stir in green bell pepper, onion, and minced garlic. Cook and stir until the turkey is crumbly and no longer pink and the vegetables are tender, 5 to 8 more minutes. Drain excess grease, if necessary. Stir in the cooked brown rice, garlic powder, celery flakes, Cajun seasoning, black pepper, and 1/3 cup water.

  • Step 3

    Bring the mixture to a simmer, and cook until the liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and additional black pepper, if desired.

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