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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thursday Recipe - Dirty Rice

This is a variation on one of my dad's camping recipes. It's a one-pot dinner that turns out fairly tasty. And if it looks weird, it's okay. It's scout food. Did I mention my dad was a scoutmaster for years? He's got a lot of great recipes. He had his 10yo boys cooking Mother's Day brunches to die for. He did a lot of good over the years, working with the scouts.

Dirty Rice

1 lb hamburger
1 onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 c. shredded carrots
1 t. salt
2 c. rice
4 c. hot water
1 T. butter
salt and pepper to taste

Brown hamburger in large dutch oven. Add onion, bell pepper, and carrots. Stir and cook until vegetables start to wilt, 2 or 3 minutes. Add salt, rice, and hot water. Bring to a boil. Cover and remove from the heat. Set in the coals where it will stay hot but not boiling. Let it simmer for 20-30 minutes, until rice is done. Remove from heat and add butter. Let it sit for five minutes.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir to mix. Serve hot.