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Monday's Leftovers: Red Rice With Chorizo

Monday's Leftovers: Red Rice With Chorizo

If you think yesterday's chorizo was easy to make, you'll be equally impressed with this effortless rice dinner. The recipe uses the same spicy sausage and salsa that was prepared in Sunday's dinner.

This one-pot meal, complete with vegetables, pork and nutrient-rich red rice, is sizzling with flavor. Didn't grill on Sunday? With store-bought ingredients, there's still virtually no prep required on your part. For the recipe,


Red Rice With Chorizo

Red Rice With Chorizo

Red Rice With Chorizo


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
8 ounces chorizo, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
1 1/2 cups red salsa
2 cups thawed frozen corn
One 15-ounce can sliced large black olives
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a heavy medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add the rice and stir for 1 minute to coat.
  3. Stir in 1 1/2 cups water and the salsa and bring to a boil, stirring once or twice.
  4. Cover the pot, and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.
  5. Fluff the rice; stir in the corn. Remove from the heat, cover, and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the olives and cilantro.

Serves 4.

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Livvy-P Livvy-P 8 years
Wow - this looks delicious! I'm going to make it tomorrow night.
gigill gigill 8 years
Hmmm I've got some chorizo @ home that I like to throw in my pasta, perhaps this would be a good alternative dish to make as well!
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