Thread: ~$5 Meal Ideas~
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Old 05-30-2006, 01:33 PM   #26
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Re: ~$5 Meal Ideas~

Originally Posted by leobaby04
I looooove this one!

1 box Zatarain's Dirty Rice mix
1 lb sausage or ground beef (I like to buy italian sausages and take them out of the casings, but you could use cut up smoked sausages too.)

cook as directed on the box. Delish!

Dirty rice is really easy to make from scratch, too! Just brown the meat with onions, garlic, and bell peppers. Then add it to rice as its boiling (I have a rice maker) with a tablespoon or so of worcestershire sauce and some freshly cut parsley. I can get the real recipe if you want. After that, the box just tastes fake, IMO. (But it's about the only thing I make without a box, so that's not to be snooty, just a sliver of a realization of what food is like in homes with real cooks! )

Edited to brown meat instead of rice!--thanks, Katie!

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