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Popeye's Cajun Rice Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings 8
Calories 298 kcal


  • 2 cups long-grain rice
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chicken gizzards, minced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp creole seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water


  • First, rinse your rice well, and add it to a pot with the beef broth. Bring the rice to a boil, then reduce to medium-low heat. Cover and let the rice cook for about 20 minutes.
  • Finely chop or pulse the chicken gizzards in a food processor. Then, in a frying pan, stir in the ground beef, ground chicken gizzards, and the minced bell pepper, and cook on medium-high heat until the beef loses its pink color and bell peppers are soft. Remove excess grease.
  • Turn the temperature down to medium-low. Add the remaining ingredients, stir, and cook together until the ground beef is completely cooked and the liquid is gone, which will be about 20-25 min.
  • Add the rice to the mixture, and stir it well to combine. Serve hot and enjoy.


  • Stored in an airtight container, this dish is good for 3 days in a refrigerator.
  • To make this a vegetarian dish, you can skip the ground beef and gizzards, and use a vegetable broth instead of beef broth. You can also add more vegetables to bulk up the nutritional value.