Dirty Rice

So tonight Dylan promised to cook dinner so I have asked him if he can also take photos for this recipe post and he has kindly accepted. I am sure that these images are in focus and bright :/

One of our favourite and easy week night recipes to make is what we like to call “Dirty Rice” its pretty much just a whole bunch of spices, some veggies and tomato paste all thrown into a pot with rice and then cooked down.

There are a bunch of different dirty rice recipes that we make depending on what we are feeling like, add a few different spices and some different veggies and it changes the whole dish. However seeings as Dylan is cooking we are just going with the regular, tried and tested recipe.

Dirty Rice

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A quick and easy week night dinner that has a little kick to it.


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 4 potatoes, diced
  • 4 cups fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups uncooked rice
  • 5 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Cajun spice
  • 1 tsp Tabasco
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1.5 cups coriander, chopped, plus extra for garnish


  1. Heat a large pan on medium heat and add oil, onion, garlic, celery, and cook until onions are translucent, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes and cook till they begin soften up.
  3. Add rice, vegetable stock, carrots, potato, soy sauce, bay leaves, paprika, Cajun spice, Tabasco, salt, and pepper to pan and stir to combine. Cover and bring mixture to a simmer.
  4. Cook on low heat for around 60 minutes or until the rice has absorbed all the liquid and cooked through.
  5. Stir in fresh coriander and divide evenly between 4 to 6 bowls then top with extra coriander.

Well there you have our dirty rice recipe, cooked and photographed by Dylan! I like to leave him recipes that are pretty hard to mess up. I think this recipe was a slam dunk for him.

What do you think of Dylan’s photography skills?

What do you think of this Dirty Rice recipe?

Love, The Hunts xx


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