VeganMoFo: Chorizo Fried Rice

VeganMoFo: Chorizo Fried Rice

At the end of the week, there’s usually only a few things left in the fridge. For today’s lunch, I threw chorizo and white rice together to make a sort of Mexican fried rice. Fried rice is a really great way to repurpose leftovers into a new and tasty dish.

Since the chorizo is already so flavorful, I didn’t add any other seasonings. It’s almost like Mexican rice but without the tomatoes or peppers. If I had those items lying around, I probably would have thrown them in too. (Nothing is off limits when it comes to me making fried rice.) I actually like it better than Mexican rice as it’s much quicker and easier.

Chorizo Fried Rice
Serves 1 as a meal or 2 as part of a meal

1/2 small white onion, chopped
3 ounces vegan chorizo
1 cup cold cooked white rice
1/2 cup frozen mixed vegetables
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 sprig of cilantro for garnish

Heat the wok to hot, add the oil and swirl to coat the wok. Add the onions and stir-fry over medium high heat until translucent. Add the chorizo, breaking it up into smaller pieces with a spatula. Let cook for about a minute or so.

Add the rice, breaking up the large chunks with the spatula so the grains are separated; stir-fry to combine well. Add the vegetables, mix well and continue to stir-fry for a couple of minutes. Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.

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5 Comments so far

  1. jeni treehugger on October 24th, 2009

    Gorgeous photo!

  2. Lauren on October 24th, 2009

    My hubby would looove this! He loves vegan chiorzo! Looks great!

  3. Andrea on October 24th, 2009

    You’ve given me an idea for today’s lunch. Thanks!

  4. Jes on October 24th, 2009

    That’s an awesome clean-out-the-fridge dish!

  5. Matt on October 25th, 2009

    I loves your photos

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