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    Chorizo and Basil Pilaf

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    20 mins

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    Mischka's Note:

    This is a spicy, fragrant dish with fluffy rice. You could use spicy lamb, chicken or Italian sausages instead of the chorizo. I often change the flavour by using different spices and herbs. Also, sometimes I add frozen peas or green beans. Makes big serves. Australian measurements used.

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    1. 1
      Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cut each chorizo in half, length ways, then slice into 5mm thick pieces. Put chorizo into pan and fry gently for 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
    2. 2
      Heat oil in large pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for a further minute, until onion is soft. Add cumin, coriander, tumeric and chilli and cook, stirring for 1 minute until fragrant.
    3. 3
      Add rice. Stir to coat with oil and spices then add capsicum and stock.
    4. 4
      Bring to the boil, reduce heat to medium/low. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until rice is tender and stock has been absorbed.
    5. 5
      Stir in chorizo and basil. Cover and remove pan from heat. Stand for 5 minutes or until chorizo has been heated through.
    6. 6
      Serve into bowls and season with salt & pepper if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 13, 2008


      This is super simple to make with a wonderful flavour. I loved the spiciness of the sausage mixed with the gorgeous flavours in the rice. I bought a super spicy chorizo our preference and we all loved this recipe. I will be saving this one as a great tasting mid week meal with no fuss that we will enjoy often. I didn't change a thing and it was perfect made exactly as is. Thanks Mischka for a wonderful meal.

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    • on October 07, 2008


      Very nice! We enjoyed this meal tonight for dinner. The flavor was wonderful. I used Italian sausages and omited the turmeric and cooked as directed. Mine did take close to 20 minutes to cook. Thank you Mischka for a nice meal! Made for Ausie Swap #21.

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    • on September 03, 2008


      Wow! This recipe is great. So much flavor. I followed recipe as stated and would not change a thing. Will make again. Thank You! [made for AUS/NZ recipe swap #20, Sept. 2008].

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    Nutritional Facts for Chorizo and Basil Pilaf

    Serving Size: 1 (559 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1001.1
    Calories from Fat 496
    Total Fat 55.1 g
    Saturated Fat 19.3 g
    Cholesterol 110.0 mg
    Sodium 2340.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 83.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.7 g
    Sugars 4.4 g
    Protein 41.6 g

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