Rice and Gravy

Rice and gravy is one of the easiest meals you can make. It's nothing fancy, but I promise, it's made in Cajun households at least once a week. Plus it smells so awesome when it's cooking.  I grew up eating it, my Dad still mixes his corn into his and tops it with Tiger sauce. I prefer eating it separate from the veggies, but you can eat it however you want to. 

This is all you need: 

  • 3 pounds of seven steak or round steak
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 bell pepper (seeded and chopped) 
  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced) 
  • 1 handful of fresh parsley (chopped) 
  • About a quart of water
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning (Slap ya Mama) 
  • Cooked rice

 First, chop all of your veggies and set aside. (I will often use Guidrys Fresh Cuts in place of the veggies, and add extra garlic. It has onion, bell pepper, garlic and parsley chopped up, but not enough garlic in my opinion. NOT the frozen seasoning blend veggies. That's junk.)

Next chop up your meat, into whatever size pieces you like. I like them a little smaller because it seems to go a little further. Once it's cut up add it to a very hot cast iron pot.  

 

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Let your meat cook until all of the water has cooked out, and it's very brown. Almost burnt, but not quite. 

 

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Rice and Gravy @ TheCajunCakerella.com Authentic Cajun Recipes

Rice and Gravy @ TheCajunCakerella.com Authentic Cajun Recipes

Rice and Gravy @ TheCajunCakerella.com Authentic Cajun Recipes

It will stick to the bottom of your pot a little, but that's what you want. That's gravy flavor. You can't buy that. 

Once your meat is browned well, add in your veggies and let them cook for about 5 minutes. Until they start to turn clear.  

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Rice and Gravy @ TheCajunCakerella.com Authentic Cajun Recipes

Rice and Gravy @ TheCajunCakerella.com Authentic Cajun Recipes

Rice and Gravy @ TheCajunCakerella.com Authentic Cajun Recipes

Add in enough water to cover your meat.

 

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Rice and Gravy @ TheCajunCakerella.com Authentic Cajun Recipes

Add about 2 to 3 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning and let it simmer over medium heat for about an hour. If your gravy gets too low while cooking, just add a little more water.

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Serve over cooked rice. 

Rice and Gravy @ TheCajunCakerella.com Authentic Cajun Recipes

Rice and Gravy @ TheCajunCakerella.com Authentic Cajun Recipes