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 63 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. 5 stars
    OUTSTANDING! I used bulk chorizo and fried it before adding to the pot. This is a super simple recipe with familiar ingredients but has a very unique flavor from other one pot recipes that I also love. Definitely adding it to my go-to list!

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious. I used green beans instead of frozen peas and corn as that is what I had. Will be making this again.

    1. 5 stars
      Thanks for the recipe! It was delicious and is a definite keeper. I tweaked it slightly by using 2 chorizo sausages from a local butcher and omitting the cup of chicken stock. Instead i used a 19 oz tin of drained no salt added black beans and a 19 oz tin of Aylmer accents chili style stewed tomatoes plus some water to make up the one cup, and increased the cumin to a scant teaspoon. Next time I will increase the rice a little bit and maybe add an extra sausage. Served with salad it’s a great way to start the weekend!

  3. 5 stars
    We really enjoyed the recipe. Modified to use different brand of tomatoes (Aylmer’s tomatoes with chilies blend. Added fresh garlic (4 cloves) and cooked these for a few minutes with the onions prior to adding the other ingredients. As our chorizo was fresh / raw, it was cooked to about halfway done before adding to the rest. Threw in some frozen corn, chopped green onions, coriander leaves, and a small sprinkle of cheddar. If we’d had jalapenos, I would have added them too, but that is because I really like spicy food. Didn’t add salt as the meat and canned tomatoes had enough in them for the recipe. So easy for a lazy weekend meal. I can see us making this one again.

  4. Looking forward to trying out this recipe! I only have microwave brown rice, how should I adjust the cooking time?!

  5. 5 stars
    We loved it! Very versatile and very easy. I used what beans, (black-eyed peas) I had on hand. I added some fresh Jalapenos. This one goes in my recipe book of favorites! Budget friendly!

  6. 5 stars
    This recipe is delicious. The whole family enjoys it including our 3 year old. We add a bit of sour cream or Greek yogurt to serve on the side, cilantro also a great topping addition. Corn is also good to add, very versatile & easy to make. Love it

  7. 5 stars
    Great recipe only thing I added corn and cilantro.
    Also I used a little over 1 lb of meat and one cup of rice and one whole can of chicken broth which is two cups

  8. 5 stars
    Made this two weeks ago and it got a great review from my 20-year-old picky son. We all really liked it. Today, I’m checking the ingredient list to prepare this week’s shopping list. Highly recommend.

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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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