Prawn and Chorizo Rice

October 23, 2017
Prawn and chorizo rice

Prawn and chorizo rice is perfect for a midweek meal. If you want something which is full of flavour and easy to prepare this delicious meal is perfect.

Prawn and Chorizo Rice

Do you find that by the time it hits Wednesday you are running short of meal ideas? You may have written a meal plan but on a Wednesday it seems to go out the window. You just want something that is quick to make, tasty and hassle-free. Prawn and chorizo rice is perfect. Full of flavour and simple to make it will please all the family.

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Prawn and chorizo rice

Prawn and chorizo rice is similar to a paella. A good paella will have a crust of rice at the bottom of the pan. This forms as it cooks slowly over an open fire. This recipe is quicker and the rice will only form a slight crust. The chorizo will add flavour to the rice as it releases its spice when cooking.

As well as making a delicious main meal you could serve this in small bowls with other tapas recipes. This would be perfect for a weekend spread or a Spanish themed party.

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Prawn and chorizo rice

Making Prawn and Chorizo Rice

Prawn and chorizo rice is such a simple dish to make. First, you need to cook the rice. Choose a good basmati rice as it becomes nice and fluffy with a good texture. I use Tilda basmati rice as it has a great flavour. I am also helping support the Mums Helping Mums campaign by buying the product.

When the rice is ready set it aside. Chop up the chorizo and fry it in the pan until it becomes golden. Add some spring onions, cherry tomatoes, and cooked prawns along with the rice. Stir through and then let it cook slowly in the pan for around ten minutes. A crust should form on the rice and the tomatoes will soften. All you need to do now is serve.


Tilda Rice Mums Helping Mums

Tilda Rice is working in partnership with the United Nations Food Programme with their new campaign, Mums Helping Mums. If you buy a specially marked pack of Tilda Pure Basmati rice in store Tilda provide one nutritional boosting meal to a new or expectant mother. This helps new born babies have a better start in life. The campaign marks the start of a three year commitment for Tilda supporting WFP’s Mother & Child Nutrition programme.

Prawn and chorizo rice

The campaign is fronted by Celebrity Masterchef 2017 contestant, former pop star and mum-of-two Rachel Stevens. Tilda wants to connect women around the world through their shared experience of cooking and feeding their families. They have created a  ‘Mums Helping Mums’ cookbook with some great recipes. These have been created by well know mums and chefs around the world including Kimberly Wyatt and Lorraine Pascal. You can get your own copy of the cookbook from Tilda’s website. 

Look out for the special packs of Tilda Basmati in store.

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Prawn and Chorizo Rice Recipe

Prawn and chorizo rice

Prawn and chorizo rice

Alison Maclean
A tasty and delicious prawn and chorizo rice recipe. Spicy chorizo mixes with juicy prawns, tangy tomatoes and fluffy rice for a mid-week meal you will love
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 2


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 250 g basmati rice
  • 150 g cooked prawns
  • 100 g chorizo
  • 150 g cherry tomatoes
  • 5 spring onions
  • salt and pepper to season


  • Put the rice in water and bring to the boil. Boil for ten minutes until the rice is fluffy
    Drain the rice and set aside.
    Chop the chorizo and spring onions
    Halve the tomatoes
    Heat the oil in a pan
    Add the chorizo to the pan.  Cook for around five minutes.
    Add the prawns with the tomatoes, spring onions and rice.
    Stir then leave to cook on a low heat for around ten minutes
    A golden crust should form on the bottom of the pan
    Serve and enjoy


Frozen pre-cooked prawns are ideal, just make sure they are defrosted

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Prawn and chorizo rice. A quick tasty recipe to make for a mid week meal. Ready in twenty minutes. Why not get the recipe?

What is your favourite recipe for a mid week meal? Let me know below. I am always looking for new ideas.

I was sent some packets of rice to help make a recipe. My opinions are honest and my own.



2 responses to “Prawn and Chorizo Rice”

  1. Galina V says:

    Mmm, delicious! All my favourite flavours, I love prawns and chorizo. A lovely recipe for a midweek meal!

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