Preparation / Directions:
Heat a heavy duty saucepan or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the margarine or fat, the gizzards and the ground beef or pork. Brown the meat thoroughly, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Add the onions, bell pepper, celery and eggplant.
Cook this mixture about 2 minutes, and add 1/2 cup of the chicken stock. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, scraping the bottom and sides of the pan with a metal spoon. (this procedure will intensify the taste of the final product). Add the ground chicken livers and stir.
Add the remaining 2-1/2 cups of chicken stock and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the raw rice and cover the saucepan. Turn the heat to very low and cook for 17 minutes. Uncover and stir in the sliced green onions.
NOTE: In Louisiana, dirty rice is traditionally served with any poultry dish, such as chicken, duck, turkey or quail. It is also a great side dish with roast pork.
From Chef Frank Brigtsenof Brigtsen's, New Orleans, L