Zatarain's Dirty Rice
Dirty Rice is a blend of Cajun/Creole seasonings, the holy trinity of Cajun cooking (onion, bell pepper, celery), and ground meat. Traditionally, the meat in dirty rice would be chicken gizzards or livers which would produce a dark broth that would coat the white rice hence dirty rice. The dish, Dirty Rice, is typically found in New Orleans while the same dish with a different name can be found in the Acadiana region of Louisiana as Rice Dressing. Just add ground meat to Zatarain's Dirty Rice for your next authentic New Orleans style meal.
The Zatarain's tradition of making amazing food was started by Emile A. Zatarain, Sr. In 1889, he obtained the company's first product trademark and started to market root beer. Shortly after, he began to produce mustards, pickled vegetables, and extracts. As the business grew, so did the demand for a broader range of products. Through their expertise in blending spices, the company established a reputation for making only the most authentic New Orleans-Style food. In 1963, the Zatarain family sold the business which was then moved to Gretna, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans, where it is still located today.