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Popeyes Cajun Rice


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Popeyes offers two sides with rice: the ultra-popular Red Beans and Rice, which I previously cloned here, and this rice made Cajun-style with ground beef and spices.

The real recipe at the chain most likely includes chicken gizzard, but that ingredient is not always easy to find outside of buying a whole uncooked chicken that includes a bag of giblets tucked inside. So I set out to design a recipe without that ingredient and the results were great.

The secret to the fabulous taste, after all, is not found in the gizzard, but in the flavors contributed by the “holy trinity” of green pepper, onion, and celery salt; accentuated by the ground thyme and oregano.

If you’re making rice tonight, bump it up to something special with just a little extra work for delicious results.

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  • 3/4 pound 80/20 ground beef (20% fat)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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John Cantrell
Nov 25, 2020, 11:08

I grew up in south LA, and first tasted Popeyes at age 6 in the mid 70's. This was the best "dirty rice" I've ever had. The recipe is fantastic, really easy, and saves you about $20 for the amount this makes. The texture is better than Popeyes (which is usually mushy), and the flavor is really close. Tempted to adjust the cayenne higher and thyme lower or try different rice (I used basmati), but it was great as is. Thanks, Todd!

Rock Bedard
Nov 23, 2020, 09:55

Minimum effort for maximum taste. The family loved it. Todd you magnificent hacker, you did it again!

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