Dirty Rice - Kid Friendly Version

For those Cajun Food Purists out there, this recipe is sure to be a sacrilege.  It is not the burn your taste buds spicy that you would get in authentic Cajun Dirty Rice, but we love it this way, and it is a dish that even my tiniest boy can eat. My husband and older boys kick up the spicy factor with some hot sauce.

All of my boys love this dish - I mean love, love, love, it - scrape-the-pan clean love it.  In addition, it is super simple to make, so it makes frequent appearances at our house.  We also love eating this with oranges.  There is just something about eating an orange wedge, and then taking a bite of this stuff that takes it up another level for us.

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Dirty Rice

1 to 1 1/2 lbs sausage, cooked and drained
1 cup uncooked rice
3 or 4 celery stalks
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups chicken consomme or 2 cups water + 2 chicken bouillon cubes

Fry sausage and drain.  Add all other ingredients.  Mix together and bring to a simmer. Cover pan with lid and simmer at lowest possible heat for 45 - 60 minutes.  Stir and serve.

So, if you have ever wanted to try Dirty Rice, but were afraid of that Cajun spiciness, give this a try.  It is a hit at our house.