Cajun rice with chorizo meatballs & fried eggs

Cajun rice with chorizo meatballs & fried eggs

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Whip up a nutritious family dinner in just 20 minutes with this easy rice and sausage dish with peppers and peas - top with fried eggs

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal590
  • fat31g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre6g
  • protein30g
  • salt1.7g
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  • 6 chorizo-style cooking sausages
  • 100g frozen chopped onions (see tip, bottom left)



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

  • 2 peppers, sliced (any colours will do)



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp Cajun spice mix (we like Bart)
  • 2 x 200g bags frozen cooked short-grain rice



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 200g frozen peas


  1. Heat a large frying pan with a lid. Squeeze the sausagemeat into the pan in small, meatball-sized chunks. Fry for 2 mins until their oil leaks into the pan, then push to one side and add the onions and peppers. Cook for a few mins until the onions have defrosted and softened, then stir in the garlic and Cajun spice mix. After 1 min, add the frozen rice, season and stir, then cover with a lid and cook for 2 mins until totally defrosted.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in another small pan and fry the eggs to your liking. Uncover the rice, add the peas, give everything a good stir, cover and cook for 1 min until the peas are defrosted. Serve the rice topped with the fried eggs.

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20th Jun, 2017
Quick, easy and filling, but nothing special flavour-wise.
alicia23p's picture
4th Jun, 2015
I added chicken to this and used normal chorizo and it worked perfectly. Slightly dry so i'd add half a can of tinned tomatoes next time but the whole family loved it!
Frantic Flapjack
24th Mar, 2015
I used fresh onions and pre-boiled some packet rice. Also made the rice part of the dish and cooked some chorizo sausages separately. The cajun seasoning wasn't very spicy. If I made again, I would use more. All in all, a good midweek supper.
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