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Mexican Chorizo Rice is a hearty and flavorful blend of rice, chorizo, tomatoes, peppers and spices that can be served as a main meal or a side dish.

Mexican Chorizo Rice

Mexican Chorizo Rice is a hearty and flavorful blend of rice, chorizo, tomatoes, peppers and spices that can be served as a main meal or a side dish. Ready in less than 30 minutes!
3.14 from 38 votes
Cook Time :25 minutes
Total Time :25 minutes
Servings :8
Calories :410
Course :Side Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 16 ounces Mexican style chorizo
  • 1 cup uncooked Basmati rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 14.5 ounce diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion undrained
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil

Instructions 

  • Heat oil in large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Remove chorizo from the casings. Crumble chorizo in the skillet and saute until browned, about 5 minutes.
  • To the Chorizo, add the rice; stir to coat with oil. Add the broth, then the corn and stir to mix. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low; cover and simmer about 15 minutes. Stir in the basil and the tomatoes with liquid.
  • Replace the cover and simmer until the rice is tender and most of liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes longer. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Chef Tips

I used basil in this dish, but cilantro could be substituted if needed.
This recipe has a mild flavor, however if you like more heat, add  1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes when you add the chicken broth.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1cupCalories: 410kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 17gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 924mgPotassium: 517mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 95IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 2mg

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