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Dirty Rice
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Recipe adapted from New Orleans Cooking by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (7 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (8 beneficials)
  • Type B (3 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup finely chopped green bell pepper [or use a BTD compliant substitute]
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 Tablespoon Essence*
  • 2 cups turkey stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 cups cooked rice, chilled
  • 1 cup minced fresh parsley leaves

  • 2 Tablespoons paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoons granulated onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper(optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon dried, ground oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon ground dried thyme
How to make it:
  1. In a large, heavy saute pan, add some oil.
  2. Brown ground turkey.
  3. Add and cook the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic.
  4. Add 'Essence' and pepper.
  5. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the remaining stock and bay leaves and scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen any browned bits.
  7. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Add the rice and stir thoroughly.
  9. Cook until the rice is heated through, about 5 minutes.
  10. Remove from the heat and remove the bay leaves.
  11. Stir in the parsley and serve.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Oregano2 N N B B N B N B
Celery/ Celery Juice2 ,3 B N B B N N N N
Paprika2 N N N N N N N N
Rice (White/Brown/Basmati)/ Br...3 ,4 N N B B N N N N
Turkey2 N B B B N N N N
Thyme2 N N N N N N N N
Bay Leaf2 N N N B N N N B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Parsley2 B N B B B B B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...- A A A A N N N N

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Green/Yellow/All Varie...2 ,3 A N A A B N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 10, 2007 at 07:52 PM By: Lola