Dirty Rice

Makes 8 servings; 1 cup each serving

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  • 1 onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 pound ground beef, lean
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup rice, uncooked


  1. Wash your hands well with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Peel and dice onion.
  3. Rinse and dice bell pepper and celery.
  4. Heat a medium or large pot over medium-high heat, add ground beef, onion, bell pepper, and celery. Stir mixture and cook until beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain beef and vegetable mixture and return to the pot.
  5. Add water, rice, paprika, salt, and pepper to the pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Then reduce heat to low, cover, and let simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.