Thursday, 6 March 2014

Chorizo, kale and rice stew recipe...

Cooking and baking at the weekend is so much easier, mainly due to the fact that I have more time, making it a much more relaxing process. The last thing I want to do when I get home from work is spend a load of time so weekday meals tend to be either jacket potatoes or stir fry but this chorizo, kale and rice risotto stew recipe is a new favourite. I adapted this recipe from the current Tesco magazine to use up some of the spare veg I had in the fridge and it was absolutely delicious, I have already bought another lot of chorizo to make this again this week! 


* 300g cooking chorizo, casing removed and roughly chopped (I only had 100g but this was more than enough!)
* 15 ml (1 tbsp) olive oil, plus extra for frying
* 1 onion, chopped
* 1 carrot, peeled and diced (I used mini parsnips instead)
* 1 garlic clove, chopped
* 100g basmati rice
* 1 tsp smoked paprika
* 1 litre (1 3/4pt) vegetable stock
* 100g chopped curly kale
* I also added 1 leek along with some butternut squash to bulk it out...

Chop your chorizo into small cubes (it says to remove the skin but I left it on as I didn't have much chorizo and I imagine this added to the flavour of the stew)

Sauté the chorizo with a tiny amount of olive oil in a wok until golden and crisp. 

Add the olive oil, onion, carrot and garlic, season and sauté for 5 minutes.

Add the rice, paprika, and stock, then simmer for 10 minutes until the rice is cooked.

Simmer on a low heat until the majority of the liquid is absorbed. I had to leave the house so I covered it over and left it. By the time I came back, the rice was gorgeously fat and 'sticky'.

In a separate pan, boil some water and blanch the kale for 2 minutes, drain and rinse in cold water, then add to the stew.

Mix in your kale and serve piping hot.



Matthew Pike said...

Ah it worked! but you've probably seen my tweet already

Buckets & Spades
saying I love this stuff.

Michelle / Daisybutter said...

Ahh YOM. Chorizo and kale sounds like a great addition to this recipe actually, now that I think about it! xx

Gem said...

mmmmm I put chorizo in pretty much everything.

Juliet said...

That sounds/looks delicious (chorizo is my love) - definitely bookmarking this to try. :D

Sarah said...

Maria this looks amazing!!


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