Thursday, January 10, 2008

Autumn spicy rice

Autumn spicy rice

I know, I know, it’s not autumn anymore – and the hot days here in Sao Paulo keep me pretty aware of that… but being a rice lover it was impossible for me to resist this recipe.

I don’t eat meat and you know it – and even when I did, back in the day, I would never eat pork. It’s nothing religious or anything, I just don’t like it.

I always have chorizo sausages in the fridge since Joao loves them – there’s a kind called calabresa that is used in barbecues and also as a pizza topping. I decided to put my prejudices aside for a moment and try this recipe with the calabresa sausage. And I’m glad I did – the rice was packed with flavor and most of it due to that ingredient.

There’s no rosemary in this recipe – I just thought it would make the dish look prettier. :)


This is my entry for the Weekend Herb Blogging, this time hosted by Vani, from the blog Batasari.

One last thing: the results for this DMBLGIT (in which one of the judges was yours truly) are up - congratulations to all the winners!

Autumn spicy rice
from Donna Hay magazine

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red onion, sliced
3 chorizo sausages, sliced
200g (7oz) butternut squash, peeled and chopped
½ teaspoon chilli flakes
2 cups long-grain rice
3 cups (24fl oz) chicken stock
2 zucchinis (courgettes), thinly sliced

Heat a deep frying pan over medium heat. Add the oil, onion, chorizo, squash and chilli and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the onions are soft. Add the rice and cook, stirring for 1 minute.
Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook for 15 minutes or until the stock is absorbed and the rice is cooked. Stir through the zucchini and allow to stand for 2 minutes.

Serves 4


Mandy said...

I love fried rice, especially a spicy one.It would be so good on a cold winter night. Thanks for the recipe, Patricia!Btw, your photo reminds me of pineapple. :)

Manggy said...

Ahahaha! If you'd found a squash/zucchini flower that would be a great garnish too.

You had me at "chorizo rice." A tablespoon of chili flakes for mine! :)

Deborah said...

This sounds delicious!! My sister-in-law doesn't like pork, either, although she does eat chicken.

Suzana said...

Patricia, that looks rather delicious! I have the same feeling about meat, although I eat poultry.

cakebrain said...

Looks yummy Patricia!

Bri said...

Patricia, I just wanted to thank you for judging DMBLGIT. I think you did a great job (and the fact that I was one of the winners has nothing ;) to do with it). Looks like your rice dish came together well, though since I am vegetarian, I can't speak to the sausages, sorry. Thanks again!

KJ said...

This looks great. I love chorizo and I love fried rice. Too perfect.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Chorizo, butternut squash and zucchinis- that just has got to be great!

Peabody said...

I wish it were still Autum. Your rice looks like a great meal.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Ironically, I have begun eating meat the last few months, and the first thing I ate was a sausage!

Anonymous said...

That does look perfect for a fall meal, Patricia. So good that I may not wait! :)

Lydia said...

I love spicy fried rice, though I'm not a chorizo eater. I think spicy chicken sausage might be good in this recipe.

SteamyKitchen said...

sausage can make anything taste divine!

eatme_delicious said...

Yummy! I love rice dishes like this.

Kristen said...

Looks tasty!

Anonymous said...

A delicious, healthy recipe, any season!

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T.W. Barritt said...

Patricia - the use of sausage, butternut squash and rosemary sounds SO good!

Emiline said...

Hey- who cares if it's not Autumn? This looks great, and I'd eat it any time of year.
Way to put your prejudices aside.

maybahay said...

i love rice, i love chorizo. this is a fantastic combo!

Cynthia said...

I love rice too and can just imagine how well it goes with the chorizo.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Mandy, you are right, it does! :)

Mark, that's a great idea, I'll try to find it next time.

Deb, I don't like pork but love bacon. I'm crazy. :)

Suzana, I eat poultry too.

Cakebrain, thank you!

Bri, I was glad to see you on the winners list - you deserve it, sweetie!

KJ, thank you!

Tanna, they were good together!

Pea, I like autumn too, my friend.

Susan, really? So you'd love this dish!

Michelle, let me know what you think of it, sweetie.

Lydia, that idea is good, I'll try it next time!

Jaden, my husband thinks the same way. :)

Hi, darling! I'm glad you like it.

Kristen, thank you!

Ronell, and it's easy to put together.

T.W., tks!

Emiline, I agree. I love rice so much! :)

May, thank you!

Cynthia, it was really good.

Anonymous said...

Great combination with the Squash and the Chorizo, Patricia.

Great post.

hannehanne said...

This DOES sound like a great combo. And it may be hot where you are, but here in Canada it's Winter (not autums, but close enough), and I love having great ideas for simple warming suppers. Thanks so much!

Cris said...

I love your contributions to this event, they are full of flavor, color and beauty, always.

Kalyn said...

It does sound very tasty. I haven't cooked with chorizo that much, but I do like it a lot.

kickpleat said...

yes! this is exactly what i want right now. looks perfecly healthy and comforting.

Arfi Binsted said...

lovely composition of meals!!

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