Chorizo pilaf

Chorizo pilaf

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(37 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

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: per serving

  • kcal488
  • fat18g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs58g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre3g
  • protein19g
  • salt1.4g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 250g baby cooking chorizo, sliced
    Chorizo

    Chorizo

    chore-reeth-oh

    A coarsely textured spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 250g basmati rice
  • 600ml stock
  • 1 lemon, zest peeled off in thick strips, plus wedges to serve
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • small bunch parsley, chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

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.

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llaura
27th Apr, 2017
5.05
Great recipe! Tasted really good, excellent flavours, will be having this again!
danicquinn
7th Nov, 2016
3.8
Easy and cheap. I crisped some bacon beforehand and tipped that in, as well as some chopped red pepper and some cherry tomatoes. We ate double servings because it was so nice!
vajdip
16th Oct, 2016
5.05
My new favourite quick winter supper, made twice using a chorizo ring, but going to try normal sausages next time as my toddler wasn't keen.
Siandjo
14th Jun, 2016
3.8
Delicious and super easy. Good depth of flavour however, I didn't read the comments, and agree the lemon zest overpowers it and makes it a little bitter. Will try it again without the zest and the addition of peas and pepper.
Mashiepotatoes
1st May, 2016
5.05
I followed the exact recipe with the exception that I added chicken breast. For those wondering, I added the chicken breast the same time I added the chorizo. Simply delicious :) Oh I used 3 chicken breasts, which was enough. Those of you wanting to pump up on the protein, adding one more is not going to feel like there is too much meat (if you love meat, like me) Cheers, can't wait to cook for more people! My friend was really impressed!
Twinklebum99
13th Jan, 2016
Very tasty. I added peppers and used microwave brown basmati rice as that's all I had. Was very tasty and will definitely make again
jillbrain
25th Nov, 2015
5.05
I made this last night, with added green and yellow peppers. I had just added the tomatoes when the wife rang to say she would be late, so I turned it down to a slow simmer. It sat like that, with an occasional stir, for 45 minutes. When I got the call I added the rice and stock and carried on. The result was amazing. A really deeply flavoured, warming dish, perfect for a cold November night. If you have the time give it a try.
deedeeandme
17th Jun, 2015
Made this last night as a last minute meal. Added a yellow pepper, omitted the lemon, and used pre-cooked basmati rice (boil in the bag kind which was all I had in stock). This worked fine and boiled the dish still according to exact instructions. Perfect. Reminded me of a Portuguese dish that we have here so I think my Hubby will be pleased to try this when he comes home as he loves tomato rice and Wifey here will be in his good books!!! lol!! Will try adding some cooked chicken pieces and a few fresh tomatoes next time to bulk it out and make it more authentic like in Portugal. Once again Thanks GF!!
catherineoneill20
10th May, 2015
3.8
Really easy and really tasty. Made this with half the amount of chorizo but added about 10 prawns in - delicious. Added lemon juice at the end also. Not sure if we eat a lot but felt this recipe served two people. Will save to my recipes and make again!
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aliciapearce23
8th May, 2015
Just made this and it was great! I didn't use the bay leaf but it still worked well. I usually really like lemon however I wouldn't over do it with the wedges afterwards. Overall great easy dish.

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janeh1234
13th Sep, 2013
is this really enough for 4 people or do you suggest increasing the rice/chorizo quantities?
impymarsh
16th Apr, 2014
5.05
I went with 75g per person as per the rice packet. Seemed about right. Increased stock accordingly.
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