Madeline Roseland's Dirty Rice
100 mins (prep 40, cooking 60)
15 ingredients
10-12 servings
Madeline Roseland is my grandmother from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She made this every year for Thanksgiving, and like most Cajun recipes, the amounts are general, as well as the prep and cooking times. Cook the rice until it's done. If you use the microwave, it will be finished sooner than the rice steamer. Keep adding spices until it tastes good to you. It should be as spicy as you can handle. If you've ever read a Cajun cookbook, you'll know I'm telling the truth when I say they don't usually use cookbooks or measuring spoons. They just know it and hand it down to the next generation by teaching in the kitchen while actually preparing the recipe. The turkey drippings are what makes this rice so good, and for the very best flavor, use the turkey juice from the bottom of the roasting pan when your turkey is almost done. It just isn't the same without it. I know lots of people don't like the liver, but if you do this recipe correctly, the liver taste does not come through as liver, it just adds a distinctive flavor, but is not overwhelmingly liver. Granny also used Bruce's Ma Cayenne pepper, which has a flavor all its own, but I think the company went out of business years ago, because we haven't been able to find it in forever. Other Cajun brand peppers work better than the traditional red peppers.

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Serving Size (13.66 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 85.36 Calories from Fat 86.58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.62g 147.99%
Saturated Fat 6.08g 304.11%
Trans Fat 0.39g %
Cholesterol 25.43mg 84.78%
Sodium 1.4mg 0.58%
Total Carbohydrate 0.13g 0.42%
Dietary Fiber 0.04 g 1.8%
Sugars 0.02 g %
Protein 0.12g 2.34%
Vitamin A 333.59IU% Vitamin C 0.11mg%
Calcium 3.6mg% Iron 0.02mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
white rice, turkey drippings, ground beef, ground chicken liver, large, large, stalks celery, fresh garlic cloves