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

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.

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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.

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One-pot chorizo shrimp rice recipe

Serves 4

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


  • 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


  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.

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