Dirty rice is a classic Cajun dish. It’s traditionally made with white rice. Its name comes from the bits of chopped liver and other organ meats that stud the rice. The recipe below replaces the traditional beef or pork with ground turkey and is studded with chicken livers and bacon.
If you're opposed to chicken livers, you can leave them out, but the finely diced bits infuse the rice with deep flavor without overpowering the dish. The classic Cajun “holy trinity” of onions, bell peppers and celery, and a generous dose of Cajun seasoning ground this dish in Louisiana culinary tradition.