Southern-style dirty rice with crayfish

Don’t let the word ‘dirty’ confuse you – this rice dish is low in fat, salt and sugar, but will still feel like a treat! Crayfish and pork are the perfect meaty marriage in a Cajun-spiced feast.

Southern-style dirty rice with crayfish

Southern-style dirty rice with crayfish

Crayfish and pork are the perfect meaty marriage in this Cajun-spiced feast.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Southern
Keyword gluten-free meal
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 539 kcal
Author Waitrose


  • 200 g pack of baby leaf greens
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion peeled, finely diced
  • 2 celery stalks finely diced
  • 1 green pepper deseeded and roughly sliced
  • 4 gluten-free pork sausages with black pepper skinned
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp Cooks' Ingredients Cajun Spice Rub
  • 2 x 250 g packs of microwavable long grain rice
  • 100 g pack of Waitrose & Partners Cooked and Peeled Crayfish Tails
  • 3 salad onions sliced
  • 4 lemon wedges


  1. Remove the thick stems from the baby leaf greens and discard. Finely shred the leaves, rinse in a colander under a cold tap, then shake off the excess water and set aside.

  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery and green pepper. Add the sausagemeat from the skins into the pan and fry together for 20 minutes, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until everything is turning golden.

  3. Stir in the cayenne pepper and cajun spice and fry for a couple of minutes. Stir in the greens and fry for 1 minute more. Break up the rice inside the packs, then add to the pan with 100ml (31⁄2fl oz) water. Fry, tossing everything together, for 3-4 minutes until piping hot. Season, then divide the rice between plates and top with the crayfish, salad onions and lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts
Southern-style dirty rice with crayfish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 539 Calories from Fat 178
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.8g30%
Saturated Fat 5.7g36%
Sugar 3.6g4%
Protein 21g42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.