This recipe, AIP Paleo Cajun Dirty Rice, is one of my favorites. Not only is this recipe a replica of the Cajun dirty rice I grew up eating, it’s also a great way to get organ meat into my diet.
Cajun dirty rice is commonly a dish made with rice, ground meat, and organ meat. We always had a big potful at each holiday. My Ma’s dirty rice was the best. None of us, in my family, have been able to exactly replicate the flavor and texture of her dirty rice. My AIP Paleo Cajun Dirty Rice recipe is the closest I’m going to get, now that I’m paleo.
Now, if organ meat is not your thing, you can always substitute ground beef. But, I really think you should try it with the organ meats first. The flavor is very mild, I promise.
When I cooked my AIP Paleo Cajun Dirty Rice last week, I was able to make five meals from it. For my first meal, I stuffed two cornish hens with the dirty rice. I was inspired by Mickey Trescott’s recipe for Mushroom Stuffed Cornish Hens, in The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook. I ate one cornish hen that night. Two nights later, I ate the second stuffed cornish hen. My third meal, I added 1/4 pound cooked ground beef to the dish. It was delish! My fourth meal, I melted some zucchini cheese on top. It was amazing. If you haven’t tried zucchini cheese yet, you have to try it. You can get the recipe here. The last meal was served topped with greens. It will keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days; or, you can freeze for later. Just thaw in your fridge for 24 hours before reheating.
I hope you enjoy my AIP Paleo Cajun Dirty Rice recipe. This dish is definitely AIP paleo done Cajun lady style!
I will have a giveaway for my Chicagoland peeps coming on Thursday. Y’all are going to love this one! And, I have 3 prizes to give away this time. This one’s for Chicago and surrounding area only. Sorry to everyone else. I’m working on this same giveaway for other states. But, I’m going to do this one as a test first. Details coming on Thursday.
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