Portuguese Chouriço and Rice Bowls

These Portuguese chouriço and rice bowls are a perfect one pot meal. Veggies and Portuguese chouriço make this is a delicious healthy meal!


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 + 1/3 cups onion, diced (approximately 2/3 medium onion)
  • 1 cup red pepper, diced (approximately 3/4 large pepper)
  • 1 + 1/2 cups sliced carrots (approximately 4 skinny carrots)
  • 1 large chouriço sausage, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can red kidney beans (400ml) rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups water (2 + 1/2 cups for brown rice)
  • 1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce (or more, to taste)
  • 1 cup rice
  • 6 tbsp shredded marbled cheese


  1. Heat a large pot on medium high heat.  Add olive oil and onions.  Cook until the onions start to brown at the ends, approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Add pepper and cook another 3 minutes, until the pepper is softening.  Add carrots and cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add chorizo and cook until it is starting to crisp, approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Add the frozen peas and corn and cook until the corn and peas are starting to brown on the ends, approximately 3 minutes. Add a little bit of salt to the pot.
  5. Add water and bring to a simmer.  Add the kidney beans and Tabasco sauce.  Taste the broth to see if it is a little salty.  Cover and bring to a rolling boil.
  6. Add the rice.  Cover, reduce heat and cook for 20 minutes (longer for brown rice).
  7. Once the rice has been cooked through, scoop into bowls.  Add shredded cheese on top and serve.