Cooking at Home - Dirty Rice

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Published Saturday, April 23, 2022

Makes: 6 Servings

Dirty rice is a flavorful way to spice up your main dishes. It is also a good way to serve leftovers; cooked chicken or ham can be used in place of ground beef.


  • 2 tablespoons dried egg mix (or 1 egg)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 can low-sodium peas, drained (about 8 ounces)
  • 1/2 can low-sodium kidney beans, drained (about 8 ounces )
  • 4 cups cooked rice, cold
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, combine dried egg mix and water. Mix well and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook ground beef, onion, and green pepper in oil over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add dried egg mix to skillet. Scramble eggs over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add peas and beans to skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add rice and pepper to skillet. Stir to break up any clumps of rice. Cook for about 5 minutes. Serve hot.


Tip for cooking ground beef: The recommended safe minimum internal temperature for ground beef is 160 degrees F, as measured with a food thermometer.

Source: A Harvest of Recipes with USDA Foods.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup



Total Calories


Total Fat

10 g

Saturated Fat

2 g


65 mg


131 mg


43 g

Dietary Fiber

4 g

Total Sugars

3 g

Added Sugars included

0 g


12 g






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