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Bojangles Dirty Rice Recipe

Bojangles Dirty Rice Recipe

Did you ever try the dirty rice made in the popular restaurant, Bojangles? Bojangles dirty rice combines the great flavors of breakfast sausage, vegetables, and spices to create a flavorful Louisiana-inspired dish. It’s easy to make and takes less than 20 minutes!
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 26 minutes
Total Time: 41 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 210kcal



  • 1/2 small onion aromatic and pungent when cooked, providing a savory and slightly sweet undertone that complements the other ingredients.
  • 1/2 pound of savory breakfast sausage bringing a burst of meaty and flavorful goodness that enhances the overall taste of the dish.
  • 1/4 large red bell pepper vibrant and sweet, adding a pop of color and a subtle crunch to the recipe while imparting a mild and refreshing flavor.
  • 1.5 cups of fluffy and cooked rice providing a comforting and hearty base for your dish, adding a satisfying texture to each bite.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoky paprika infusing your recipe with a warm and earthy flavor, adding depth and complexity to the dish.
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper optional for those who enjoy a bit of heat, offering a fiery kick that adds a delightful and spicy element to the recipe.
  • 1.5 teaspoons of garlic fragrant and flavorful when cooked, infusing the dish with a rich and aromatic essence.
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper adding a touch of mild spiciness that elevates the flavors in the dish.


  • Start by cooking the rice according to the package instructions.
  • In a large skillet, cook the breakfast sausage over medium-high heat until it is cooked through and lightly browned.
  • Add in the paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic, and onion, and cook for another minute or two until the vegetables are softened.
  • Add in the cooked rice and stir to combine everything together. Cook for 2-3 minutes until all of the flavors have blended together.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


  • If you don’t have access to breakfast sausage, you can substitute ground beef or turkey.
  • For a spicier version, add more cayenne pepper to the mix.
  • Feel free to customize it with your favorite vegetables and seasonings!
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