Dirty Rice Dressing

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This dirty rice dressing recipe is the perfect spicy Cajun side dish for your holiday table! It’s easy to make and incredibly flavorful.

Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 35 minutes | Total Time 45 minutes

dirty rice dressing recipe


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 sticks celery chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 1 pound andouille sausage chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2.5 cups low-sodium chicken broth or stock
  • 1 (8 ounce) box Tony Chachere’s Creole Dirty Rice Mix
  • 1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped


  • Scallions chopped, to taste
  • Fresh parsley chopped (optional)


  1. Add the butter, olive oil, celery, and onion to a pot over medium-high heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, prep the sausage.
  3. Add the sausage to the pot, and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  4. Add the garlic to the pot and cook for 30 seconds. 
  5. Stir in the chicken broth, Tony’s Dirty Rice mix, breadcrumbs, and red pepper. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, and then reduce the heat and cover the pot so it’s simmering. I suggest medium-low heat, but you may need to turn it down even more if it’s simmering too rapidly. 
  6. Cook for 25 minutes or until the rice is tender and the liquid is mostly soaked up. I like to give the dirty rice dressing a stir several times throughout cooking to ensure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
  7. Garnish with scallions and parsley and serve immediately. 

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