dirty rice


: a Cajun dish of white rice cooked with chopped or ground giblets

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The possibility of leftovers is good (and so, too, are repeat tastes of dishes including lime-marinated chicken and dirty rice tossed with charred kimchi). Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2021 Each day, the restaurant will release a menu with set meals and a la carte dishes including marinated and grilled flank steak, roast chickens with salsa verde, farro and sweet potato salads, cajun dirty rice and more. oregonlive, 2 July 2021 The North Carolina company was founded in 1977 and is known for its Southern fare like bone-in fried chicken, dirty rice, sweet tea and all-day breakfast including Cajun chicken biscuits and biscuits and cream gravy. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 15 June 2021 Dirty Allison is a fried chicken thigh tossed in tasso gravy with mushrooms served over dirty rice with pickled red onions and chimichurri. Will Coviello, NOLA.com, 12 Oct. 2020 Seasoned shrimp, dirty rice, creole sauce, cheddar cheese, romaine lettuce, tomato and green onions in a toasted wrap. Cajun Shrimp Salad : That same shrimp wrap filling served on a bed of romaine lettuce with creamy creole dressing on the side. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 5 Aug. 2022 Even those of us who find the time to clean the exterior of the fridge once a week and the folks who wouldn’t dream of going to bed with a sink full of dishes may not think to wipe down the paprika after making a pot of dirty rice. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 22 Jan. 2023 Cooks used rice grown in the Sacramento Valley (a legacy of the Chinese railroad workers and gold-miners who had moved there in the 19th century) to recreate dishes from Louisiana like jambalaya and dirty rice. Korsha Wilson, New York Times, 28 Nov. 2022 The duo has garnered a cult following for their menu of bone-in chicken wings and sides like chicken, pork, beef and seafood boudain; dirty rice; and mac and cheese. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 23 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dirty rice was in 1949

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“Dirty rice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dirty%20rice. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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dirty rice

: a Cajun dish of white rice cooked with chopped or ground giblets
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