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Vegan Dirty Rice

Updated on December 8, 2012

Chef Monsieur Doughboy Presents Dirty Rice

Get Down and Dirty

Vegetarians and vegans often crave rich, meaty tasting dishes but have no idea how to achieve that and remain faithful to their meat free commitment. But a little thought and a lot of inspiration can help solve this issue.

Dirty rice is one of the foods I often crave. This slightly spicy food is easy to make and is filling, helping the diner feel full longer. Additionally rice is a very healthy food and has been a staple of many cultures for thousands of years, being the primary food for over three million people the world over.

Rice contains many necessary nutrients, including Protein, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B and Manganese. White rice contains fewer of these benefits although many vitamins are added back in after the hulling process is complete.

Brown or black rice may be used in the following Dirty Rice recipe to add nutrients and other health factors. Whatever kind of rice the chef decides to use, this dish is guaranteed to be delicious. Even kids will ask for a second helping.

Great Ingredients Produce Great Food

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The photo shows two sausage links but I gave one to the dogClean RiceDirty RiceIn a hurry? Use dried onion and garlic instead of fresh.Add favorite seasonings for flavor and heat
The photo shows two sausage links but I gave one to the dog
The photo shows two sausage links but I gave one to the dog
Clean Rice
Clean Rice
Dirty Rice
Dirty Rice
In a hurry? Use dried onion and garlic instead of fresh.
In a hurry? Use dried onion and garlic instead of fresh.
Add favorite seasonings for flavor and heat
Add favorite seasonings for flavor and heat

Sous Chef Hyphenbird, Isn't That Rice Done Yet?

Hey, I Am Supposed To Be The Chef and Monsieur The Helper!
Hey, I Am Supposed To Be The Chef and Monsieur The Helper!

Cook Time for the Rice

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 18 min
Ready in: 23 min
Yields: 4 One Cup Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Rice, any kind
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 small Onion
  • to taste Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbl Soy Sauce
  • 1 links Vegan Sausage, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Fresh or Frozen Corn
  • 1/2 cup Fresh or Frozen Peas

Preparing the Rice

  1. Heat 2 cups of water to a boil, add salt to taste
  2. Chop garlic and onion while water is heating
  3. When water comes to a boil, add 1 cup of rice, mix in chopped onion and garlic. Stir well.
  4. Cover with lid, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 18 minutes or until tender. DO NOT OVERCOOK
  5. Meanwhile finely chop vegan sausage and assemble other ingredients (soy sauce and oil)
  6. Heat a skillet or wok on medium high heat, add oil.
  7. When rice is done, fluff it with a fork. Transfer to hot skillet or wok. Stir in vegan sausage, soy sauce and any desired spices to add heat.
  8. Stir fry until all ingredients are combined and the rice looks "dirty".
  9. Place in serving dish and add vegetables around edge.

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5 stars from 7 ratings of Vegan Dirty Rice
All photos copyright by Hyphenbird.
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Vegan Dirty Rice Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Cup
Calories 203
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Protein 10 g20%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    Brenda Barnes 2 months ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    It is delicious. I just purchased some vegan Italian Sausage so now I must have some myself. Enjoy!

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    Audrey Hunt 3 months ago from Nashville Tn.

    Hi Brenda

    Being a vegetarian I'm always on the lookout for new recipes. Never heard of dirty rice but I'm going to whip some up following your wonderful recipe. Thanks!

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    Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Hello rajan jolly. My little boy and a friend ask me to make this on a regular basis. I hope you enjoy it too. Thanks for dropping by.

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

    This rice dish looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. Bookmarked and voted up and gave 5 stars.

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Hi Sue. It really is delicious. We now have this almost every week in our meal plan. Hope you like it. Thanks!

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    Sueswan 5 years ago

    Hi Hyphenbird,

    Your dirty rice recipe sounds and looks yummy. Bookmarking this one.

    Voted up and interesting

    Enjoy your weekend.

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Aadrienne2, you have made my day. When I thought of this recipe, I wasn't sure how it would be received. I LOVE dirty rice and had to have some. Since I published this, we have had it several more times. Thank you for your enthusiasm and for following me. I appreciate you very much.

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    Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

    Hi Hyphenbird, Ok you have a new follower! Vegan Dirty Rice..this is the first vegan dirty rice recipe I have come across. I am also bookmarking this page for future reference. Voted up.

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Acaetnna, thank you so much. It is my honor to write things that draw people like you. What a wonderful person you are!

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    acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

    This looks really good so I shall definitely give it a try. Thank you for the opportunity of meeting you.

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Thank you dear Mar. Monsieur is always pleased to see you. He actually blushes.

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    Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

    Dear Hyph and Monsieur,

    This sounds absolutely delicious, as I love rice in any and every combination. Thank you for another winning recipe that we'll definitely try.

    Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Hello suzzettenaples. Yes, Monsieur is a busy little guy. Thank you for the feedback. I always wonder how my Hubs look to other people. I appreciate the feedback. I hope yo like the dirty rice. We love it.

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    Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

    I love rice, Hyphen, and this looks so good. I like the recipe and will have to try it. I love how you present the food in your recipes. It always looks so appetising and your photos are outstanding. Thanks, Monsieur, for another great recipe!

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Hello Rosemay. How are you? Thank you very much for the nice comments. I had fun with this recipe. I figure many vegetarian versions are out there somewhere but wanted to create my own. This is indeed a low cost, delicious and healthy meal. Enjoy and thanks for the visit.

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    Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

    Love the way you have presented this, had a chuckle at the 'get down and dirty'. I love rice done this way and it is a regular at out table, although I have never had vegan sausage. It is a good healthy economic meal.

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Hi there lyricwriter. You and your lady are welcome anytime. I thought that subtitle was clever also. With Monsieur by my side, I am a rock star! Thanks for the votes and shares and for being your own wonderful self.

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    Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

    Hyp, another great article as I continue to enjoy your recipe series. Makes me wish I could come over for some tips! LOL This is another dish that I haven't heard of, but looks so delicious. Easy to follow directions, nutrition facts, and everything else one would need. Voting this up and all the way across as well as 5 stars. Really good job. Funny because of your sub-title "Get Down And Dirty" A perfect fit for the dish! Clever. Best wishes Hyp:) Shared as well.

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    teaches, enjoy this big bowl dirty rice. Thanks for being your loyal wonderful self.

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    Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

    Serve me up a dish! I love this recipe and it is a healthy one that will certainly be added to my list of favorites.

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    His princesz, ease try it. It is healthier than the regular way for sure. Adding the spices makes it even better. I add mine after my portion is plated because my little boy cannot tolerate much heat. Thanks for stopping by to see the recipe.

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    His princesz 5 years ago

    Hello Brenda, I am not familiar with dirty rice, but my mouth is now watery - craving for the food I never tasted!haha. I love spicy foods and I love fried rice, too. A nutritious dine for sure. I am not a vegan but I'm trying to serve nutritious dish for me and my husband as much as possible. This is great! Thanks for sharing, voted up up! :)

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Hi Movie Master. I am deeply committed to eating vegan. I believe many illnesses can be cured or prevented by eliminating animal products from our diet. Thank you for the votes and for coming by.

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    Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    Dirty rice sounds yummy! another great vegan recipe thank you and voted up!

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Hello always exploring. I hope you try this dish. It is much healthier than using animal sausage and id delicious. Thanks!

    cianeko, I am happy to give you an idea fora new way to prepare rice. Thank you for the visit.

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    Cianeko Abueva 5 years ago

    Thank you for your post! Rice is the primary food component in every table here in our country and it is usually served plainly. Your hub has contributed a great new an idea to me on how to do treat some cups of our rice in a creative delicious way! :-)

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    Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

    I don't like white rice, but i love dirty rice. I've never make it with vegan meat, looks and sounds delicious. Thank's Hyphen

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Hi there kashmir56. We had leftover dirty rice today. The dirtier the better! Thank you for the votes and shares.

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Hi leahlefler. It is indeed great recipe and I, uh Monsieur, created it. Go figure!

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    Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

    Hi my friend, great recipe and so easy to do ! I love rice and love dirty rice even more . Well done !

    Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

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    Leah Lefler 5 years ago from Western New York

    Oh, I love rice! This looks so delicious and I have to try it soon. What a great Vegan recipe!

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Hello Anamika S. Sometimes dirty is good. Thanks for making me smile today.

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Mhatter99, thanks. The cute little fat guy makes it easy to present a great recipe. But somehow he has taken over. I used to be the chef and now am just a scullery maid!

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Hello midget38. I hope you liked the dirtty rice and thank you for the pins.

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Thanks Faith per. I think people follow my recipes for Monsieur as much as for me. He is really adorable and makes me smile too. I appreciate you and hope you like the dirty rice.

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    North Wind, Monsieur is sleeping so you are safe. I understand that most people do eat meat and it is easily substituted. But you can always come over to the plant side. I love your sense of humor. Thank you so much.

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Hello aviannovice. We like brown rice also and love black rice. Someone gave us several bags of white rice so we are using. And it really is necessary for the dirty rice to look dirty so it worked well for the photos. Thanks for dropping by.

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Hello Carol777, Just Ask Susan and mckbirdbks. This really is good and easy to make. Vegan sausage is really tasty. I do not use a lot of processed foods but this soy based food is always in my fridge. Thank you all for being open minded and positive.

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    Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Vegan Dirty Rice sounds amazing! I don't mind getting dirty once in a while, lol.

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    Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

    I am not sure which I like the most, your recipe or your presentation. Either way, thank you

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    Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

    Hyphenbird, this is something I am trying for dinner today. I have mixed veggies in my fridge at the moment! Will share and pin!

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Hello Frank. I also love the quick and easy factor of this dish. My son ate a large dish of this tonight and was so pleased at how great it looked. Try it and I promise you will love it. Thanks for your loyalty.

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    Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

    Well, Chief Monsieur Doughboy, you sure are very delightful here in presenting your Vegan Dirty Rice!! I love this. Brought a smile to my face, just due to the sheer creative manner in which you have presented this, as when I first read the title . . . but then clicked on it, the smile came. This is such a delight to read. Thanks for sharing the recipe dear one. Well done! Voted Up In His Love, Faith Reaper

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    North Wind 5 years ago from The World (for now)

    Hyphenbird, I do learn many things from you - there is such a thing as vegan sausage? I never knew....there is a whole world of veggie things that I am obviously ignorant about. Maybe it is because I like *whispers* meat. So (wishing the font could go smaller so you would know I am whispering) I will probably try it with (squeaks) real sausage. Ha!

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    Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Summerberrie, I knew you would be around when you saw Monsieur. After all you follow HIM here on HP. laugh. Thank you so much.

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    summerberrie 5 years ago

    I love the vegan sausage! Thanks Chef Monsieur Doughboy for this fabulous looking rice recipe. I will give it a try! My family and I love rice dishes.

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    Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

    This sounds like a winner. I like to use brown rice now, as I love the flavor.

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    mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

    This looks good. Easy to prepare. And changes the appeal of the rice. I may be able to do this.

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    Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Chef Monsieur Doughboy, I've never had vegan sausage but I really want to try this recipe so off to the store I go. This looks delicious!

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    carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

    Looks good ...and worthy of a try. Thanks for sharing.

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    Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

    You know Hyphen what I like most about this recipe is the prep time it's complete in 30 minutes or less.. so voted awesome!!!