Ever had chorizo? It’s a spicy mexican sausage that you can get at just about any grocery store or Latin market…well, in the South you can, anyway. I recommend the pork sausage instead of the beef variety. You might be thinking, “Hey you, sausage isn’t healthy.” Yeah well… it’s not super healthy, per se, but you don’t need a ton of it in this dish because it’s PACKED full of flavor. So just use a little. You’ll be okay.
First thing’s first- start cooking your rice (how ever many servings you need) and cut up some veggies. What kind? Whatever you want. I recommend at least using onions, celery, and mushrooms but do what you want.
Go ahead and get your turd-inspired giggle out.
Put some in a heated pan- no need for oil. How much? That’s up to you. I would say at least a few tablespoons per serving, but use your judgement.
After about 2 minutes of cooking the pork, add your veggies.
You’ll soon start to see the sausage break apart and the paprika in it turn a dark, gorgeous rusty red. Just keep stirring on medium high heat.
Once your onions are limp, add an appropriate amount of rice. If you’re good at portion control, just use your judgement. If you’re not, add about 1 cup per person… ish.
Ok seriously, stir it around and taste and DON’T put it in the pepper till you salt it! You won’t be able to taste that awesome chorizo unless you add a bit of salt. The rice seems to have a way of soaking up the salt….or something.
Put the lid back on it and put it in an oven or toaster oven for at least 20 minutes or so. Some people like the pepper still very firm, while others like it more cooked. You could also wrap it in foil to help it along. OH, and if you’re not all that worried about the health factor, feel free to add some cheddar cheese. Mmm…but you didn’t hear that from me.
So I don’t have a final product image. Here’s why: My roommate and I decided to go see Toy Story 3 like RIGHT then and I didn’t exactly cook it before I ate it because I was in such a hurry. So technically you could eat this raw and it’d still be FLIPPIN’ good!
- 4 servings white rice – ~$.48
- 1/4 roll chorizo sausage – $.75
- 1/2 onion – $.50
- 1/3 package portobello mushrooms – $.83
- 1 stalk celery – $.12
- 4 servings chorizo rice – $2.68
- 1 serving chorizo rice – $.67
- 1 Bell Pepper – $.99 (on sale)
- 1 Chorizo Rice Stuffed pepper – $1.66