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Wild Cajun Dirty Rice

Wild Cajun Dirty Rice

Ingredients for 5 servings

  • 2 cups uncooked wild rice
  • 2 slices center cut bacon, chopped
    • OMIT if vegan and replace with  1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb 95% lean ground turkey (or veggie ground)
  • 1/2 lb lean spicy ground sausage (or diced sausage if ground is unavailable)
    • for vegans, use spicy soy chorizo
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons The Fit Cook Land seasoning
    • SUBSTITUTE: 1 tablespoon dried thyme + 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 cup oat flour (or flour of your choice)
  • 2 cups no salt added chicken stock
  • 2 bay  leaves
  • generous pinch of sea salt &  pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  •  Garnish
    • fresh parsley


Step 1

Cook wild rice according to the instructions given and set aside.  Pro-tip: Instead of cooking the rice using water, use no salt added chicken or veggie broth.

Step 2

Set a large skillet on medium high heat. Once hot, add bacon and cook for 2 – 3 minutes until fragrant and there is grease in the skillet.

Step 3

Add the ground turkey and sausage and chop it up as it cooks in the skillet. Once all the meat has browned, about 6 – 8 minutes, then add in the spices and flour. Chop and mix it up for an additional 2 – 3 minutes. Do NOT worry if some of it begins sticking to the bottom of the skillet – just make sure it is not burning.

Step 4

Once well mixed and fragrant, reduce the heat to LOW and pour in the broth. Bring the meat to a gentle simmer, add the bay leaves, then cover and cook for 15 minutes.

Step 5

After 15 minutes, fold in the rice and the parsley. Mix and cover and cook for an additional 8 – 10 minutes. If there is a lot of liquid, remove the liquid and allow it to cook uncovered so some of the liquid can evaporate.

Step 6

Remove from the heat, then garnish and serve!

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  1. Aug 11 2023

    THIS! It’s SO good and SO good for you. Filling, tasty and balanced. This will become a regular meal prep recipe. THANK YOU!


Prep 5min
Cook 30min
Total 35min

Nutrition per serving

About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!