One Pot Wonder Spanish Rice with Chorizo

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Sliced chorizo sausage with Spanish seasoned rice, veggies, and black beans.  It all comes together in one pot.  And, it’s ready in about 30 minutes!skillet full of One Pot Wonder Spanish Rice with Chorizo

I have to admit, this is the first time I’ve ever cooked with chorizo.  I don’t know why, though.  It’s awesome!

I recently became hooked on the stuff after having a chorizo quesadilla at my favorite Mexican joint.  Now I want to put chorizo on/in everything…eggs, pizza, salad…probably all made better with chorizo. 🙂

skillet full of One Pot Wonder Spanish Rice with Chorizo

One thing that I noticed when I went looking for chorizo at the grocery store is that there can be a HUGE difference in its nutritional information depending on the brand you get.  I settled on Johnsonville chorizo links since it was literally half the calories per link as the other brand I was comparing it to.

skillet and spoon full of One Pot Wonder Spanish Rice with Chorizo

The chorizo only needs to cook for around 10 minutes.  Otherwise, it can dry out.  I used white rice in this dish, which takes about 20 minutes to cook.  So, I added the chorizo after the rice had been simmering for 10 minutes.  If you use brown rice, you may want to let the rice and veggies simmer for about 30 minutes before adding the chorizo and letting it all cook together for the last 10 minutes.

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One Pot Wonder Spanish Rice with Chorizo Recipe

4.99 from 70 votes
Sliced chorizo sausage with Spanish seasoned rice, veggies, and black beans.  It all comes together in one pot.  And, it's ready in about 30 minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes


Servings 4 servings
Calories 459 kcal


  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 10 oz. can Rotel diced tomatoes and chilies
  • 1 cup chicken broth or any broth
  • 1 medium sweet bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • ½ cup uncooked rice
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 3/4 lb. chorizo sausage links sliced into ½ inch pieces (about 4 links)


  • Place a wide, high-sided skillet or pot over high heat. Add the beans, Rotel, broth, bell pepper, onion, rice, chili powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine. Cover the pot.
  • Bring liquid to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the sliced sausage. Cover. Continue to simmer until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed (about 10 minutes for white rice).
  • Remove the pot from the heat. Uncover and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.


Serving: 1/4th of the recipe | Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 47.7g | Protein: 21.8g | Fat: 20.3g | Saturated Fat: 7.6g | Fiber: 8g
Course Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Keyword chorizo recipe, one pot spanish rice, one pot spanish rice with chorizo
Cuisine American
Author Amanda Finks


One Pot Wonder Spanish Rice with Chorizo
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  1. DELICIOUS. I used vegan chorizo (which tastes just like regular chorizo but does not involve highly intelligent animals being trapped inside a cage then burned from the inside out with toxic gas before finally dying in agony), and the whole family licked their plates clean! Thanks.

  2. 5 stars
    Been trying for 17 years to find something my son will eat with beans in it. Winner, winner, Chorizo dinner!! He loves spice, rice, Mexican, Peppers and FINALLY something with beans ❤️ (even though they are not the star) didn’t have to adjust the recipe in any way. Truly a winning, easy, 30 minute dish.

  3. 5 stars
    Still amazed by how great this came out!! Best part is that it was so easy to make! 🙂 will definitely be making again.

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About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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