This Creole dish has it all. It gets color from the bell peppers, crunch from the pecans, sweetness from the raisins and savoriness from the bacon.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
• 1 pound ground beef
• 2 1/2 cups water
• 1 package ZATARAIN'S® Dirty Rice Mix, Original
• 2 tablespoons butter, divided
• 1/4 cup pecan pieces
• 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
• 1/4 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
• 1/2 cup raisins
• 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
• 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1. Cook ground beef in large skillet on medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain fat; set aside. Add water to same skillet; bring to boil. Stir in Rice Mix and ground beef; return to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
2. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in medium skillet on medium heat. Add pecans; cook and stir 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Add to rice mixture.
3. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in same skillet. Add bell peppers and raisins; cook and stir 3 minutes or until tender. Add to rice mixture; stir until well mixed. Sprinkle with bacon and green onions before serving.
Makes 8 (1-cup) servings.