thanksgiving dirty rice

Thanksgiving Dirty Rice


15 min


1 Hr



Dirty Rice with a Thanksgiving twist! A delectable combination of sausage, sage, rosemary, thyme, parsley, celery and onions, mixed with rice and lentils. A perfect side to your Thanksgiving feast!


1 celery stalk, finely diced

1/2 yellow onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup Andouille sausage, diced

1 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped

1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced

1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced

2 teaspoons parsley, chopped and divided (1 teaspoon for garnish)

32 ounces chicken stock

1 cup rice

3/4 cup brown lentils

Salt and pepper to taste

Walnuts or almonds, toasted and chopped


Thanksgiving Dirty Rice

step 1

In a large Dutch oven or deep skillet, slowly cook onions and celery on low to medium heat until most of the moisture has cooked off, about 20 minutes.

step 2

Add the sausage and render out the fat.

step 3

Add garlic and fresh herbs (except 1 teaspoon parsley for garnish) and cook until fragrant.

step 4

Add lentils and cook coating with sausage fat, then add the chicken stock and cook lentils until softened, about 15 minutes.

step 5

Add rice and bring to a boil. Season with salt and cover reducing heat to a simmer. Cook until rice is soft, about 16-18 minutes.

step 6

Remove from heat, fluff rice and serve with toasted nuts and parsley.