SUPPER: Mexican "Dirty Rice" with Chicken and Chorizo

This is a recipe from my Hellofresh box last year, we stopped our deliveries just before Christmas with various festivities and since the start of the year we have been re-creating a lot of our favourite recipes and this is one of them.

I have to say this is one of the easiest things to make and it tastes absolutely delicious esp the left overs for work the next day.

To be honest when I made this the third time I didn't bother with the measurements and went freestyle!

2 chicken thighs
1/2 cup chorizo
1/2 cup brown rice
1 tbs smoked paprika
1 tin organic black beans - we couldnt find this in tesco so I left it out
1 cup cherry tomatoes
A small bunch of coriander - we love coriander so we added lots in
1 onion
1 lime

Step 1
Boil a large pot of water on high heat with 1/2 tsp of salt for your rice.
Rinse the rice under running water for 30 sec then add to the rapidly boiling water.
Cook the rice for around 25 min until it is soft then drain and keep to the side and allow to cool slightly.

Step 2
Peel and finely dice the onion.
Cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters
Rinse and drain the black beans

Step 3
Mix the smoked paprika with the zest of half the lime 1/4 tsp of salt, pepper and 1 tbsp of olive oil.
Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and coat in the spice mix.

Step 4 
Heat a frying pan over a medium high heat with 2 tsps of olive oil and cook the chorizo / chicken until cooked then keep to the side.

Step 5
Final step is mix everything together, squeeze lime juice all over and it's ready to serve!



  1. Replies
    1. Thanks lovely! Let me know if you give this a go!

  2. This looks so good!!! I'm gona try this at home, freestyle too! =D
    I never follow the recipe exactly unless it's baking. Did you leave out the spice mix for the chicken??

    1. No spice mix for the chicken just the smoked paprika mixed with olive oil and salt / pepper. I guess you could use sesame oil instead of olive oil.

  3. Going to give this a go this week I think! :) xx


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