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One-Pot Wonder: Chorizo and shrimp rice skillet makes weeknight meals easy

Rowena Dumlao-Giardina resides in Italy, cooking and photographing her family's interesting meals on Apron and Sneakers. After moving to Italy in 1999 from the Philippines, she has traveled extensively around the country and the rest of ...

35 Minutes and 1 skillet are all you need to get this flavor-packed chorizo and shrimp rice meal on the table

With this recipe, weeknight dinners for your family don't have to be a struggle. Throw everything into one pot, and prepare yourself for a delicious dinner.

There are three things that make this one of my favorite meals: 1) You simply put all the ingredients together into one saucepan, 2) it takes 35 minutes to prepare and cook, 3) how incredible it tastes.

35 Minutes and 1 skillet are all you need to get this flavor-packed chorizo and shrimp rice meal on the table
Image: Rowena Dumlao-Giardina/SheKnows

The chorizo plays an important role in providing the distinctive flavor to this dish. With the help of the lemons and shrimp, it becomes a dish that is absolutely packed with intense tastes that blend quite well.

35 Minutes and 1 skillet are all you need to get this flavor-packed chorizo and shrimp rice meal on the table
Image: Rowena Dumlao-Giardina/SheKnows

One-pot chorizo shrimp rice recipe

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 12 large shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 3/4 cup peas
  • 4 ounces chorizo, sliced
  • 2 slices organic lemon
  • 1 white onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (plus more to be drizzled after cooking)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups water

Directions:

  1. Into a large saucepan, put all the ingredients together, pouring the water as the last.
  2. Over medium heat, bring it to a boil.
  3. Lower the heat to low, cover partially, and simmer for 18 to 20 minutes or until the liquid has been completely absorbed. Mix a few times, and adjust the seasoning to taste.
  4. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil before serving.

35 Minutes and 1 skillet are all you need to get this flavor-packed chorizo and shrimp rice meal on the table

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