The trick to preparing this recipe is to accumulate leftover, cooked meats in the freezer until the day you run out of dinner ideas and the fridge is empty. Then, you’ll look like a genius for throwing together this delicious and satisfying recipe out of virtually nothing.
My older sister swore me to secrecy when she gave me her dirty rice recipe so I changed it up a bit and now it’s MINE! Whenever I have the opportunity to include my hens’ fresh eggs in a main dish, I’m a happy camper. My sister’s original recipe did not include eggs, perhaps she should get her own chickens- she doesn’t know what she’s missing.
Dirty Rice with Scrambled Eggs
Most ingredients are optional. The rice is not.
Extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
onions, diced (for a do-ahead trick for prepared onions or peppers, click here)
Red peppers, diced
Leftover meats, diced (ie: hot turkey sausage, ground turkey, ground beef, kielbasa, pork, andouille, chourico, Italian sausage, etc.)
1 cup white wine
1 ½ cups chicken broth
Salt & pepper
garlic powder, oregano, red pepper flakes, cumin, celery salt, paprika, etc.
a dash of Gravy Master
a dash of Soy sauce
a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon stir fry sauce
3 cups cooked rice
2 or 3 fresh eggs, scrambled
Over medium heat, coat the bottom of a heavy bottomed pan with some olive oil. Saute the garlic, onions & peppers until soft.
Add all the diced meats and spices.
Add wine & chicken broth. Mixture should be fairly soupy (definitely more mixture than moisture). Let flavors combine for 5-10 minutes.
Add the scrambled eggs and cooked rice to the meat/veggie/liquid mixture. Cook for another 5-10 minutes so the rice soaks up the juice & serve. The leftovers are to die for!