In a large skillet, cook beef, celery, green and red peppers, and onion over medium heat until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles, 8-10 minutes; drain.
Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until rice is tender, 12-15 minutes.
Cajun Beef & Rice Tips
What is Cajun rice made of?
Traditionally, Cajun rice was made with leftovers from a chicken or other meat dish and included chicken gizzards. Rice, vegetables such as onions, celery and peppers and seasonings, water or broth are then added and simmered. Our version uses beef for a fun weeknight twist.
Is Cajun rice the same as dirty rice?
Cajun rice, dirty rice and Cajun rice dressing all refer to the same dish. Like most traditional favorites, professional chefs and home cooks alike have their own versions, but they’re all based on the same traditional recipe. The "dirty" in dirty rice alludes to the changing of color of the white rice after it’s been cooked with meat and seasonings.
What other Cajun recipes can I try?
Cajun food has a wallop of flavor and is delicious in any season. If you’d like to try other Cajun recipes, try our Cajun shrimp, baked catfish and, as a fun snack, Cajun popcorn! Of course, jambalaya is one of the most popular Cajun dishes you can make, too.
Research contributed by Catherine Ward, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant