Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Chorizo pilaf

Saturday night, 7pm. We arrive home from a swimming carnival. We are starving. Lack of forethought means nothing is in fridge. Had pasta for lunch - won't do that again. Eggs needed for Father's Day breakfast. Too much to do - three loads of washing to sort, dog to walk. Tired. All the omens point to a rare take away pizza.

Ring pizza shop to place order. One hour's wait for a pizza! Forget it!

Fortunately, I remembered I had three chorizo sausages in the freezer. Five minutes in the microwave to defrost. Half an hour later we were eating this chorizo pilaf.

Chorizo Pilaf

Put the oven on to 180 degrees.

2 red onions

2 carrots

2/3 chorizo sausages

Slice these up and soften in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil for 5 minutes or so over medium heat in an ovenproof casserole dish.

2 cloves garlic

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1/2 tsp chilli flakes

Add these and soften for a minute or so.

1 1/2 cups basmati rice

Add this and stir so the rice is covered with oil.

3 cups boiling stock or water)

1/2 cup frozen peas

Add these. Bring to boil (this shouldn't take long). Cover with lid and put in oven for 30 minutes or so.

Crisis averted.


Tracy said...

Not just a crisis averted but a kitchen triumph. Much better than a takeaway pizza I'm sure.

SMB tech geeks said...

Sounds like a great recipe for our impending camping trip, thanks for the tip!

emilysincerely said...

What a quick dinner. YUM! Emily

Libby said...

Yum. I'm going to have to try this with vegetarian sausages. And way to go on getting a healthy dinner made for your family.