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Kickin' Cajun Dirty Rice

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4


  • 1 pound ground beef (75% to 80% lean)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 package (6 to 8 ounces) Cajun-style dirty rice mix
  • Water, as needed
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained


  • Brown ground beef with bell pepper in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is not pink, breaking up into 3/4-inch crumbles. Pour off drippings.
  • Stir in rice mix and water amount indicated in package directions, omitting oil or margarine; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook according to time indicated in package directions or until rice is tender.
  • Stir in tomatoes. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.
Recipe courtesy of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc, and a good source of fiber and iron.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 464
  Calories from Fat 218 (47%)
(36%)Total Fat 24g
(47%)Saturated Fat 9g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
(28%)Cholesterol 85mg
(37%)Sodium 880mg
(15%)Potassium 535mg
Total Carbohydrate 37g
(10%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(49%)Protein 24g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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