Vegan Dirty Rice Recipe

A vegan take on a New Orleans favorite, this recipe includes Success® Brown Rice, red peppers, eggplant, vegetable broth and Cajun seasoning.

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Vegan Dirty Rice Recipe

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium eggplant, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 small red pepper, diced
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley


Big Easy Flavor

Rice dishes are always a great option thanks to their versatility, and this delicious Vegan Dirty Rice made with Success® Brown Rice is no exception. Those who love the Cajun kick of New Orleans cuisine are sure to enjoy this flavorful and easy-to-make dish. Make a batch for dinner and next-day lunch, or share it with friends and family at your next gathering!

What makes this tasty recipe even better? How easy it is to make! Just cook our Success® Boil-in-Bag rice with broth instead of water, mix with the cooked veggies, cover and simmer until it’s done. Voilà! You’ll have a perfectly easy dish that’s bursting with New Orleans-inspired flavor in no time.

Extra, Extra!

This vegan dish is incredibly versatile and can be prepared in many different ways. Substitute or add your favorite veggies, or add some extras like beans or tofu. The possibilities are practically endless.

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  • Those who love a flavor-packed meal with a bit of heat, know that there’s lots to love in a Cajun rice dish. Inspired by classic New Orleans cuisine, this vegan rice dish is loaded with flavor and sure to please.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions using broth instead of water. Drain, reserving 1 cup of broth.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Cook eggplant, celery, onions, red peppers and Cajun seasoning for 5 to 8 minutes, or until softened. Stir in tomato paste and cook for 1 minute.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice and reserved broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and sauce is thickened. Sprinkle with parsley.

    Recipe Tips

    Substitute chopped mushrooms or canned beans for eggplant, if desired.