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Cajun Dirty Rice with Shrimp

Cajun Dirty Rice with Shrimp

This Cajun dirty rice with shrimp and ground pork is an easy and delicious one pot meal that is ready in half hour. 
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Course: Main
Cuisine: Cajun
Keyword: dirty rice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 548kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1lbs ground pork
  • 1 onion, medium chopped
  • 2 ribs celery diced
  • 1 bell pepper, (red or green) diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp dried garlic flakes
  • 1 ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 300g/1 ½ cups rice any kind, not quick cooking
  • 750ml/3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1lbs shrimp
  • 2 green onions sliced


  • In a large pan heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil and cook your pork over medium heat until no longer pink. Then push the meat to the side of the pan, add remaining tablespoon of oil and add chopped onion, celery, a bell pepper and garlic, cook for 5 minutes, stir in all the spices mentioned, salt and pepper and rice and fry while stirring for 2 minutes.
  • Add your stock and a bay leaf, bring to a boil, then cover with a lid and cook over low heat for 15 minutes. (Stir the rice half way through the cooking time.)
  • Take the lid off and if the rice is too dry or burned to the bottom a bit add a splash of water (¼ cup) and stir in your shrimp, cover with a lid and let it cook for 2 more minutes until shrimp turns pink. Taste if the rice is fully cooked. (If not, let it stand covered for 5 minutes, off the heat). Gently stir in sliced green onions.


Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 248mg | Sodium: 1495mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 845IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 3.2mg