Those of you that read my blogs will know that cooking is a fairly new concept in my life and trying new things and discovering new flavours is high on our agenda.
Last year we discovered a love of Chorizo and have tried many recipes that include it but have yet to blog about them.
So recently when we were asked to see if we could come up with a recipe that we could ‘Olive it up’ and create a Spanish style recipe that shares the love of Olives from the folks over at Olive it.
Needless to say making a recipe that involves some of the key flavours of Spain were going to be a challenge we would love to accept.
First on our list was looking for something that could be done any night of the week as cooking midweek is the one area we tend to reach for the takeaway menus as time is at a premium.
Secondly for us something that can be cooked in one pot is always going to be a winner too (who needs extra washing up!)
So by combining our current key loves of Chicken, Rice, Chorizo, Peppers and Olives … we have:
- 500g Chicken breast (cubed)
- 2 Table spoon Olive oil
- 1 Garlic clove
- 1 Tea spoon Turmeric
- 115g Chorizo (peeled)
- 230g Rice (long grain)
- 600ml Chicken stock
- 1 Large onion
- 4 Large tomatoes (skinned, seeded and chopped)
- 2 Red peppers (Seeded and sliced)
- Olives (as little as many as you like)
- Heat oil in a pan
- Brown chicken
- Make up stock and blend the onions into the stock (I do this as hubs is not keen on onion pieces) and leave to one side for a moment
- Add in garlic, chorizo and turmeric to the chicken (cook for a few minutes)
- Add the rice, olives and stock into the pan
- Cook on a med hob for 10-15 minutes
- Skin the tomatoes and de-seed and chop and slice and peppers
- Once the rice has almost taken all the stock add in the tomatoes and peppers and cook for a further 5-10 minutes while stirring. (you may need to add extra water, not too much!)
- You can add in salt and black pepper to taste and even add in cheese if you wish!
This super easy one pot Spanish style rice can be adapted and added too which is what I love. If you are looking to increase vegetables you could certainly add extras into this dish too! Next time for us I am going to add in peas and maybe even some green beans too!