Daily Archives: March 16, 2012

Friday Dinner Music

I think I might start something new.  I did a few over the Christmas holidays and now  I think I’ll emulate some of my favorite bloggers and start posting some favorite music.

This one is from John Cole over at Balloon-Juice. How have I never heard of this wonderful singer before?

It reminds me of one of my favorite shows Memphis Beat, RIP.

Dirty Rice

A continuation of yesterday’s recipe exchange.

Dirty Rice

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 pound chicken livers*, chopped fine
  • 1/2 pound pork sausage
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks finely chopped celery
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp Creole seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves (remove before serving)
  • 5 cups cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves

In a large, heavy sauté pan, heat 1 tbsp of the oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken livers and sausage and cook, stirring, until the meat is browned, about 6 minutes. Add the remaining oil, the onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, Creole seasoning, salt, pepper and cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes. Add the stock and bay leaves and deglaze the pan (scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen any browned bits). Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the rice and stir thoroughly. Cook additional 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and remove the bay leaves. Stir in the parsley and serve.

*I suppose it’s not really dirty rice when I make it, because I do not use chicken livers.