Dirty Rice and Field Peas — 25 Comments

  1. Oh my, set a plate for me BW! Just love dirty rice and field peas. Usually we plant pink-eyed purple hull peas every year to put up in the freezer. This year they just died in the garden cause it’s too hot and dry this season. Don’t know if the poor little cukes will make it or not.

  2. Oak Grove Smokehouse started out smoking meats then evolved to the dry mixes. I’m pretty sure their first was Jambalaya Mix. Unfortunately, they don’t smoke meats any longer. I used to love riding by …the aroma was wonderful! Some friends and I would go by after the holidays and buy their smoked turkey breast. They were wonderful AND reduced! Now I have to smoke my own. Mine is good, but not as good as theirs. D@#* need to wipe off the keyboard…I’m drooling too!

  3. Used to work with a Mr Wing from way the heck North Minnesota.
    Made Dirty Rice with chicken livers and special nameless parts of things.
    It was fabulous but his wife always split to a shopping mall for the day of..
    Hated the stuff the parts and prep. Cost him a bundle to make a batch.

    Never knew it was cajun til I visited Tony’s Seafood.

  4. You put dirty rice in a hog casing you can sell it on any corner as Boudin all day long!

    Loads of tomatoes and cucumbers right now. I do mine a little different, might be that Texas influence. While they are plentiful give this a try.

    Approx.( whatever you want that fits your bowl)
    2 tomatoes
    4 cucumbers
    1 big sweet onion

    Clean and slice ’em up put ’em in a bowl. Mix 1/4C sugar, 1/4C vinegar (I like either apple or red wine but any work), 1C water and pour over (add water to cover). Sit in the fridge over night and tomorrow they are all happy together! They are really good and I understand from a dietitian that they are good for you in the summer (something about vinegar and heat cramps). BTW, sliced squash goes good in it also.

    I always have this in the fridge in the summer, is good, its easy, its quick, and its good for you. I mean how many wins is that?

    • Foamheart, I love those cukes and tomatoes with a bit of fresh basil and red onions. Yummy! And if you want to really get wild with them, grill a couple of ears of corn on your grill, slice off the kernels and toss them into the cuke/tomato/red onion mix along with a can of drained, well rinsed black beans. Omit the basil and add some chopped cilantro. That smokey, grilled corn makes this taste sooo good. I use a red wine dressing on them.

      BW, you and I cook canned beans alike. And I love field peas w/snaps. I bought a can just like you’re showing last Sunday just for me. I would have to pass on the rice though. I have tried it from mixes and home made and I simply can’t develop a taste for it. And I love giblets.

      • YOU DON’T LIKE RICE? SAY WHAT? You would never survive down here. The first thing a bayou cook does around 10 a.m. is cook her rice–before she even knows what else she will cook to go with it!!! I forgive you, though! 🙂

        • BW, No, I love rice!! I fix it with beef or chicken broth, parsley, dried onion flakes and a bit of butter just to snack on. But, dirty rice is something I can’t take. Don’t know why I don’t like it.

          • Maybe it is the giblets you don’t care for? This recipe does not taste like that because of the breakfast sausage. The taste is wonderful so I have to wonder if you just don’t like meat in your rice? Do you eat jambalaya? Fried rice?

            • I like jambalaya, fried rice, plain rice, sushi, spanish rice, etc. and I love giblets which I like to fry or boil to snack on. But, I don’t like dirty rice. It seems dry and sticks to my mouth. I have tried it many times and no luck with it.

    • Hm. Reminds me of something my momma used to put together, sans the tomatoes, called “Danish Cucumbers”. And Blu is right. Dill goes well in there, too! Thanks for sharing this mixture with us! I’ll make some today.

      • Danish cucumbers – my Mom used to make them. Hmmmm. With frikadeller and black-eyed peas, my favorite dinner. (Danish Mother and a Father from Mississippi – what do you expect? :-).

        When we used to visit my grandparents farm in Starkville, I used to sit on the porch for hours shelling peas. With narry a complaint!

        Tomorrow is New Years and I’ve got the Hoppin John fixings sitting here waiting! 🙂

        • Welcome Oldnuke, and if I knew who you were and if you lived close by, I just might invite myself over for some o’that hoppin’ John! Down here, it’s smothered cabbage, (put a piece of cabbage in your wallet, replacing the old one from last year, for good fortune), black-eyed peas, rice, and cornbread. Somebody might also cook a pork roast if they’re feeling industrious! Happy New Year, and please come hang out anytime!

  5. Too much sugar. Fresh dill nice too. Maybe a yogurt dressing or sourcream.
    Blu had this for brunch today.

    Better rain as predicted here. Garden plots are raised and a lil dry as in finally. LOL.

    Are those the infamous cajun tomatoes?

  6. Been wondering how my Park’s Whoppers would do at Du. They never quit til frost gets them. Most like Celebrity die off August or July if really hot.

  7. Yummy!!!! I’m bringing stuff to make Indian Tacos one night when we are there but that looks so good I’m voting we skip it and just eat dirty rice. 🙂

  8. Not to much for the dirty rice but I love rice any other way. The tomato and cucumber we do with a little ranch dressing and salt and pepper and sometimes with a good Italian dressing just to change up. Got to make some tonight.

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