Vegetarian Dirty Rice

Not so much retro except for the fact it is very like the dirty rice of my youth (except much easier) and uses canned soup. I made this in my Sunday cooking spree and it went over enormously well. It reheats fabulously. I have made dozens of different dirty rice recipes and haven’t ever hit on one worth making a second time, until now.

1 lb white long grain rice
1 lb soy crumbles (like the Boca crumbles) Actually equiv. to 1 lb ground beef
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can French onion soup
2 cans water
1 tbs Old Bay (or Cajun spice blend)
1 tsp cayenne pepper (you may want to skip if you are using Cajun spices)
1 chopped bell pepper
2 stalks chopped celery

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 11 x13 pan with Pam/nonstick spray. Mix rice, soups and crumbles, bell pepper, celery and spices in pan. Mix in water. (ok you can mix it in a bowl and then dump it in the pan, but I am all about less dishes.) Cover tightly with foil and bake for 70 minutes or until rice is tender.

Comments

  1. Does it have to have soy crumbles or meat in it to taste good?

  2. Probably not but I haven’t tried it that way. It will be different though. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out.
    By the way-you have turned me into a lolcat addict.

  3. I love those lolcats!

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