Tomato & chorizo rice

Tomato & chorizo rice

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
Spanish sausage and sweet smoked paprika flavour this basmati one-pan storecupboard supper with olives and cherry tomatoes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal494
  • fat18g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre3g
  • protein22g
  • salt2.2g
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  • 250g pack small cooking chorizo sausages, halved lengthways



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

  • 1 onion, halved and sliced



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

  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 250g basmati rice
  • 500ml hot chicken stock (or gluten-free alternative)
  • 2 roasted peppers from a jar, chopped



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

  • 395g can cherry tomato
  • 85g pitted green or Kalamata olive
    Bowl of olives



    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…


  1. Heat a large frying pan on a medium-high heat. Add the sliced chorizo halves, cut-side down, and cook until the oil starts to come out and they begin to crisp at the edges.

  2. Tip the onion and garlic into the pan with the chorizo slices, and cook for a few mins more. Stir in the paprika and rice, mix well so that all the grains are coated, then pour in the hot chicken stock and add the roasted peppers. Stir everything, then cover the pan with a lid and cook for 5 mins.

  3. Stir in the tomatoes and olives, and cook 8-10 mins more until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed into it.

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mattdekenah's picture
10th Jan, 2014
I've made this twice as-is with pimento stuffed green olives. It is exceedingly quick and simple to prepare and absolutely delicious. Definite plans to make it again.
26th Nov, 2013
Excellent. I missed out the olives. As I was making this recipe for 2 people, I used up the remaining chorizo and cherry tomatoes in chorizo, potato and haddock one-pot.
14th Oct, 2013
This was so tasty and so simple. A hit with the whole family.
badzilla's picture
13th Oct, 2013
A couple of changes from the published recipe - I omitted the olives since I really can't get on with them, and since Tesco sell uncooked chorizo in 200g packs, I had to live without 50g of meat. Full review and blog with photography at
25th Oct, 2013
very delicious! did not have cherry tomatoes so i used ordinary can of chopped tomatoes, left the olives out as we dont like them.Will defenitely make it again.


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