Are you looking for easy and unique flavored fried rice? I got you covered. This better than takeout, chorizo fried rice is my family favorite! Perfect for lunch or dinner, an explosion of flavors in your mouth, with this one pot meal. And it only takes 30 minutes to make.
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Chorizos are know all over the world, from Spain to Latin America. Every country has its version with different and delicious flavors.
If you enjoy chorizos, you can try this stuffed turkey breast recipe for a special occasion!
In Panama countryside, las Tablas, they make great chorizos. If you are in the city, we call them chorizo "tableño" because of where they are made. In the countryside, they are known as "choriza de puerco" in Spanish.
These homemade chorizos are made with pork, garlic, culantro, onion, sweet chili peppers, achiote, and salt. They are smoked for long hours, so they get a deep flavor and red color from the achiote.
This pork chorizo fried rice will have a yellowish color instead of the traditional brown, because of the achiote in the chorizo. But the taste would be on point. This dish is a fusion mix of Asian and Panamanian flavors.
⭐️ Why this recipe works
- Easy to whip up - simple steps everything done in one pan and ready in less than 30 minutes.
- Great way to use leftovers -use up veggies, leftover rice or leftover meat you have on hand. Clean out the fridge type of meal.
- Highly customizable- make it with what you have on hand or replace ingredients if you prefer.
📋 What you’ll need
For this recipe, we would need the following ingredients:
- a bag of frozen mixed vegetables
- cooked white rice preferably to be at least a day-old
- small yellow onion
- five pork chorizos
- chopped garlic
- low sodium soy sauce
- oyster sauce
- sesame oil
- avocado oil
Review the recipe card for the complete measurement of each ingredient, substitutions!
- White rice: You can replace the white rice, with brown rice to increase the fiber intake. Want a low carb alternative? Try using cauliflower rice.
- Frozen mixed vegetables: This makes it an easy way to add veggies to your dish. It may not be as authentic as Chinese cuisine, but it works. You can always use any fresh veggies you have on hand.
- Oyster sauce: Is the secret ingredient. It provides another depth of flavor that compliments the pork chorizo.
- Sesame Oil: Will provide another layer of flavor to the fried rice. You don’t need much, so a little goes a long way.
- Avocado Oil: You can replace it with vegetable oil. Use an oil that has a mild flavor, like canola or peanut oil.
- Low sodium soy sauce: You can use regular soy sauce, or substitute with coconut aminos or liquid aminos. (see the links for my favorites brands).
- Pork chorizo - If you are in Panama get the original one. You can even get it at the Riba Smith supermarket frozen. If not, you can get Mexican chorizo in the grocery store that has a similar flavor profile, or try a Spanish chorizo or a vegan chorizo.
Check out the step-by-step instructions for Chorizo Fried Rice in story form!
🔪 Fried Rice Preparation
The preparation for this recipe is simple. First, dice our yellow onion. Then remove the casing from our chorizos, and set it aside.
Next, we’ll prepare our sauce, in a bowl mix the low sodium soy sauce, the oyster sauce and the sesame oil.
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🥘 Cooking Chorizo Fried Rice
Now, on to the cooking of the fried rice. Heat the wok to medium-high and add the chorizo pieces to start the cooking process. Cook until browned and fully cooked (approximately 5-8 minutes).
Make sure to break them apart during cooking. Once cooked, remove from the wok, discard any excess fat, and set aside.
Next, add half a teaspoon of sesame oil and avocado oil to the wok and saute the onion for a couple of minutes. Then add the garlic and saute for one more minute.
Now add the bag of frozen mixed vegetables and cook until the vegetables have softened. Make sure to stir constantly, so the vegetables cook evenly.
Add your white, cooked rice and mix in with the vegetables. Next, add your sauce and continue stirring for two more minutes.
Garnish with scallions or green onions, and it is ready to be devoured.
As a result, you will have an explosion of flavors bursting as you eat this pork chorizo fried rice. This easy fried rice recipe was a hit at my mom's office. Everybody was asking her where she had bought it.
✅ Tips for making this recipe
- Have your ingredients ready beside the stove so the cooking process can flow easily.
- The rice needs to be at least a day old and cold, which will help with the texture of the fried rice. Freshly cooked rice will make your fried rice sticky. For this reason, I don't recommend it. You could spread it out on to a baking dish to cool and then pop in the fridge for 15 minutes to it drys out a bit then you can use it.
- You can prep your ingredients ahead of time, so you can spend less time chopping. You can even buy frozen chopped onions and follow the exact directions.
- If you don't own a wok, use a large nonstick skillet or frying pan to fit all the ingredients well.
- If you enjoy spice, add some red chili flakes when serving or even during cooking.
- This recipe is excellent to prepare for meal prep. Serve it in individual containers for eating throw out the week.
🍽 Serving Suggestions
If you serve it as a main dish:
- Serve it with some vegetable spring rolls.
- Add more veggies, like stir fry broccoli or mushrooms with garlic and sesame oil.
- Add two scrambled eggs to make it into chorizo egg fried rice.
If you are having it as a side dish, you can pair it with your favorite Chinese takeout options, like chicken or beef stir fry, even with a fried egg on top.
Check out this article on what to serve with fried rice for more ideas.
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Pork Chorizo Fried Rice
- 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, green beans, peas & lima beans), 16 oz / 454 g
- 3 cups cooked white rice
- 1 small yellow onion
- 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
- 5 pork chorizos, I used chorizo "tableño" which are made in Las Tablas, but they are mainly made of pork. (aprox 1 pound)
- 2 teaspoon avocado oil, divided
- 3 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
- 2 teaspoon sesame oil, divided
- 3 scallions or green onions, (optional, used for garnish)
- Chopping board
- Small bowl
- Dice the yellow onion.
- Remove the chorizos from their casing.
- Mix the low sodium soy sauce, oyster sauce and 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil , and set aside.
- In a wok fry your chorizos until fully cooked through, for 5-8 minutes. Remove from the wok, drain excess fat, and set aside.
- In the same wok, heat the avocado oil with 1 teaspoon of sesame oil.
- Saute the diced onion for a couple of minutes. Next, add the garlic and saute for 1 more minute or until fragrant.
- Add your frozen mixed vegetables and cook for 5 minutes or until the vegetables have softened. Make sure to stir constantly, so the vegetables cook evenly.
- Add your rice and mix with the vegetables. Then add your sauce and continue stirring for a couple of minutes.
- Garnish with some scallions or green onion, and your chorizo fried rice is ready to be enjoyed!
- You can replace the white rice, with brown rice to increase the fiber intake.
- If you don't have avocado oil, you can replace it with vegetable oil. Just use an oil that has a mild flavor.
- If you can't get the Panamanian chorizo you can use normal pork chorizo. Or even switch thing up a little with another type of chorizo, or even chicken or meat. This will probably change the end result flavor, but I can imagine it would taste great too.