Chorizo pilaf

Chorizo pilaf

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Falling somewhere between a paella and a risotto, this slow-cooked basmati rice pot has deep paprika flavours

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
488
protein
19g
carbs
58g
fat
18g
saturates
6g
fibre
3g
sugar
9g
salt
1.4g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 250g baby cooking chorizo, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 250g basmati rice
  • 600ml stock
  • 1 lemon, zest peeled off in thick strips, plus wedges to serve
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • small bunch parsley, chopped

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan with a lid. Add the onion and cook for 5-8 mins until soft and golden. Push to the side of the pan and add the chorizo. Cook until lightly browned and some of the oils are released into the pan.
  2. Add the garlic and paprika, then the tomatoes. Bubble over a medium heat for 5 mins, then add the rice, stock, lemon zest and bay leaves. Stir everything together well and bring to the boil. Put the lid on and cook over a very low heat for 12 mins.
  3. Turn off the heat and leave to sit and steam for 10-15 mins. Stir through the parsley and serve with lemon wedges for squeezing over.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2012

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wills92's picture

Made this for dinner last night and really enjoyed it, however next time I think I'll omit the lemon zest as I feel it slightly overpowered the dish. I also added half a fresh chilli and a couple of peppers. Can't wait to make it again!

mayasounds's picture

"goes well with prawn fajitas"? weird.

impymarsh's picture
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I made this with quorn Chorizo for my veggie boyfriend. Despite the lack of authenticity it was extremely tasty. I also added chopped peppers and soy beans for extra veg. After adding the stock I cooked in the oven in a large flameproof casserole at 180c for 20 mins, adding the beans at the end. This prevents so much rice sticking to pan

fayfumbs's picture
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A great dish that will become one of our family favourites. Added a chopped red and yellow pepper.

elliefleur's picture

This is fab and has become one of our staple dinners. So tasty and easy to do!

SEPeeps's picture
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Added freshly podded broad beans. Very tasty. Whole family enjoyed!

stephlikestoeat's picture
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Really delicious and easy! Added some chicken and extra vegetables... very flavoursome, hearty meal enjoyed by all.

tillyfloss80's picture

Really easy & very tasty. My 10-month old loved it & now needs a bath as she is rather orange! I found that the cooking time was just right so may depend on type of pan perhaps, I used a large casserole pan with a tight fitting lid.

mjbrim1's picture
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Really quick and easy meal and lovely tasting too. I omit the lemon peel from the recipe as I don't like the taste it leaves on the rice but I still squeeze the lemon juice over the dish at the end. Has become a favourite in my house!

kate_paley's picture
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Added chicken, mushrooms and chilli. Cooked for 20 mins due to the chicken. Delicious!

chdg6530's picture
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The whole family enjoyed this, I did have to add an extra ten minutes or so to the cooking time.

chdg6530's picture
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The whole family enjoyed this, I did have to add an extra ten minutes or so to the cooking time.

finlaew1's picture
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This is now a go-to staple, have made it several times including with dried chorizo when I didn't have cooking ones (ok but not as punchy). Perfect post-work meal, quick and easy to cook + super tasty

minchmac's picture
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I thought the flavours were great, but even having added an extra 15 minutes to the cooking time, some of the rice was uncooked. I think it would be better as a Risotto so will try that next.

rachthecook's picture
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Im sure I clicked on the stars? Obviously not!

rachthecook's picture
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A tasty mid week meal. Nice enough for a saturday night in. Minimal Fuss. Good for lunch the next day too. I added spinach last time as I feel it needs a bit of greenery to make it more healthy. Tonight I shall add carrots and peas. Mushrooms would go in nicely too. Cant go wrong with chorizo!

floriane's picture
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Very easy and tasty recipe. I addede frozen peas and red pepper.
Delicious!

lizjones's picture
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Absolutely delicious - a firm favourite - we savour every mouthful!

lizzafezza's picture
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I added frozen mixed veg i.e peas, sweetcorm, red pepper, carrot - nice.

elliefleur's picture

Fantastic recipe - quick, easy and tasty!

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