Rice With Chorizo - A Spanish Recipe

My daughter picked two types of Chorizo , one a sausage and the other a salami type from Spain.  I had seen Nigella Lawson prepare this on her cookery show,  always wanted to make it and see what it taste like.  When my daughter brought this I was so excited, waited for an opportunity to prepare.  This is something that only I eat, so had to wait a very long time to prepare it. 

I finally prepared this rice which is very quick and easy. This is so savory and warming. It's not too spicy for kids. A deliciously simple and yet very tasty Spanish dish.

Chorizo is a dry/cured sausage that is found in every local bar and household in Spain. The taste is amazing. In Spain, they sell different varieties of Chorizo. Some that can be cut into thin slices and eaten in sandwiches and other varieties that are meant to be used for cooking in stews. This is real comfort food. No planning and yet tasty and easy.

Serves 2


1 Chorizo Sausage
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1 Onion - finely diced
1 Cup Rice
2.1/2 Cups Boiling Water
1 Chicken seasoning cube
½ teaspoon Paprika
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 bay leaf
1/2 Teaspoon Peppercorns


Slice the chorizo into thick roundles.

Heat the oil in a saucepan and gently cook the onion for five minutes until it is softened. Add the chorizo and fry until it give out the awesome red colour. Add the rice and  fry for about 3 minutes, stirring well to coat the grains.

Add the boiling water, chicken cube. paprika, salt, pepper, and bay leaf, and bring to the boil. Simmer for  15 - 20 minutes, lightly stirring in between , until the rice is cooked and has absorbed  all the liquid.   Serve hot

Super Easy! No dicing of vegetables needed!!  I enjoyed this for my lunch. Hmm..mm I must say it looked just like what Nigella Lawson makes... yum..

Labels : Rice, Continental Cuisine, Spain, Chorizo, CCChallenge  
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Wow, this looks delecious :) Would love to steal them from you, right away ;)

  2. Looks like a brilliant lunch! And you are very fortunate to have a daughter that is such a great helper!

  3. This is such a flavorful rice with chorizo.

  4. Chorizo rice sounds yummy.

  5. Sounds like a filling meal to indulge!