dirty rice


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

Examples of dirty rice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their ribs are the crown jewel along with their specialty sides like loaded cornbread, dirty rice, and brisket nachos. Ella Gonzales, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 28 Feb. 2024 Gatlin’s boldly aromatic Cajun-style dirty rice, made from Mary’s recipe, is great on its own, but also finds its way into Gatlin’s Kitchen Sink Sandwich: a mammoth creation that Greg piles with onions, jalapeños, sliced brisket, and sausage. Kayla Stewart, Bon Appétit, 23 Feb. 2024 But, my momma called it dirty rice. Matt Young, Chron, 1 Feb. 2021 Or mince them fine and make Cajun dirty rice. Hank Shaw, Outside Online, 1 May 2022 What's dirty rice? Michelle Gardner, The Arizona Republic, 30 Mar. 2022 There’s game hen stuffed with chicken-gizzard dirty rice; panang lamb neck; vegan green curry bucatini with pistachio gremolata; and an off-menu dish of lamb chops with fried prawn heads, sautéed morning glory and mint tapioca — Argoti’s take on surf and turf — to round out the larger plates. Stephanie Breijostaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2023 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

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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 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

dirty rice

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