Dirty rice takes it's name from the dark color produced by using chicken liver. Well, I like dirty rice but I don't like liver. So this recipe uses the typical dirty rice ingredients but substitutes sausage for the liver. So, we call it "not dirty...dirty rice".
Some Cajun Dirty Rice recipes include ground beef, liver, sausage, chicken or pork. Some people like to use a combination of two meats like sausage and chicken.
This recipe is slightly spicy so it is important to taste as you add the seasonings and adjust to your liking of mild versus spicy.