clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Ground Beef Dirty Rice

  • Author: Isabella
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Indulge in a flavorful culinary adventure with this delectable Ground Beef Dirty Rice recipe. Bursting with savory goodness, this dish features tender ground beef, aromatic vegetables, and a blend of tantalizing spices. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or casual gathering, this recipe promises to satisfy even the most discerning palates.


1 pound ground beef

1 onion, diced

1 green bell pepper, diced

2 celery stalks, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup long-grain white rice

1 3/4 cups beef broth

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Salt and pepper, to taste

Green onions, chopped, for garnish


  1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat, then drain any excess fat.
  2. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic to the skillet. Cook until vegetables are soft.
  3. Stir in rice, beef broth, paprika, thyme, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer until rice is tender.
  5. Let stand for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork and garnish with green onions before serving.


For a vegetarian version, substitute ground beef with plant-based protein of your choice.

Adjust spice levels according to taste preference.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Cajun/Creole


  • Serving Size: 4 servings

Keywords: Ground Beef Dirty Rice, Cajun rice recipe, Creole rice dish, easy dinner recipe, one-pot meal, savory rice dish, weeknight dinner idea