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Today’s recipe is courtesy of Executive Chef John Besh of Restaurant August, New Orleans.

Add this homemade dirty rice dish to tonight’s dinner and have a Mardi Gras goodtime! Here are the ingredients you need to get started:


2 tablespoons cooking oil

1 1/2 tablespoon flour

1/2 cup finely minced onion

1 cup andouille sausage, removed from casing and chopped in food processor

1 rib celery, finely minced

1/4 cup finely minced bell pepper

1/2 tablespoon minced garlic

1 package dirty rice mix

1/2 pound chicken or duck livers, finely minced (optional)

2 1/4 cups chicken broth

1/2 cup chopped green onion

1 tablespoon minced parsley


Make dark roux by combining cooking oil and flour in heavy bottomed 6 to 8-quart saucepot over low heat. Stir constantly using wooden spoon.

When roux is finished, stir in onion and allow to brown, leaving heat on low. Next, add andouille, celery, bell pepper and garlic.

Add rice mix and stir for 5 minutes to toast rice. If including chicken/duck livers, add livers and stir for an additional 4 minutes.

Chef Besh’s Andouille Dirty Rice Recipe  was originally published on

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