To make chouriço rice, the sausage is typically sliced and sautéed with onions, garlic, and sometimes peppers or other vegetables. Then, rice is added to the pan along with broth or water, and cooked until tender and fluffy. The result is a flavorful and satisfying one-pot meal that is popular in Portugal and beyond.
There are many variations of chouriço rice, with some recipes adding ingredients like tomatoes, paprika, and white wine to enhance the flavor. The dish is often served as a main course, but can also be a side dish or a part of a larger spread of Portuguese dishes.
Overall, chouriço rice is a delicious and hearty dish that is perfect for anyone who loves flavorful and comforting meals.
1 1/2 cups of white rice
1 chouriço sausage, sliced into rounds
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups of chicken broth
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup of diced tomatoes
1/4 cup of chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon of paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
Put the rice aside after giving it a cold water rinse.
Over medium heat, warm up some olive oil in a large pot. Sliced chouriço sausage should be added and fried until browned. Sausage should be taken out of the saucepan and put aside.
Add the diced onion and minced garlic, red and green bell peppers to the pot and sauté until the onion is translucent.
Add the rice to the pot and stir to combine with the onion, garlic and peppers. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, paprika, salt, and salt and pepper (to taste) to the pot. Stir well to combine.
A tight-fitting lid should be placed on the pot after lowering the heat after bringing the mixture to a boil.
Until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is soft, simmer the rice for 18 to 20 minutes.
After turning off the heat, let the pot rest for five to ten minutes.
Fluff the rice with a fork and stir in the chopped parsley and the browned chouriço sausage.