Shrimp and Ground Beef Dirty Rice Recipe

I am a huge fan of Southern Cajun cooking. This recipe is a little bit different from your traditional dirty rice recipes, but the flavor is amazing and it has the perfect amount of spice. The cooking time is very fast and before you know it, you have a pretty healthy and hearty dinner! It would be great for a weeknight meal or a lunch on the weekend. Enjoy!!

Shrimp and Ground Beef Dirty Rice (print recipe)

What you need:
1/2 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon thyme
salt and pepper, if desired
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups instant brown rice
12 ounces medium cooked shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed
bacon grease or olive oil

In a large saucepan, brown ground beef, onion, pepper, garlic and celery in some bacon grease until ground beef is cooked through. While that is cooking, season it with the cayenne, paprika, thyme, salt and pepper.

Add chicken broth, bring to a boil and add brown rice. Reduce heat. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes, until rice is tender. Add shrimp, stir, cover and remove from heat. Set aside for 5 minutes and serve!

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Recipe Source: Skinny Taste (slightly adapted)


  1. I've never tried dirty rice. This sounds amazing. It's like a surf and turf rice :)

  2. Dirty rice? how interesting! it look yummy!

  3. I just love that Dirty Rice and your recipe looks delicious, we will really enjoy it. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. This recipe sounds sooo good! I love Dirty Rice, but I've never made it on my own...I'll definitely be trying this one! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday, and be sure to come back tomorrow to vote for your favorite recipes!

    1. Thanks so much for hosting! This recipe is so easy to make! You will like it!

  5. What a fantastic rice dish! I love the combination of flavours!

  6. We love Dirty Rice ... but haven't had it in quite awhile. Pinned to try!

    1. Thanks for pinning Jamie! Let me know how it turns out for you!

  7. Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!! The party is live at

    Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

  8. Never thought to add shrimp ti dirty rice, but i will tonight considering thoes are the two i have to cook with! Thank you for sharing this recipe.


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