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Fisherman’s Rice

Posted By Chris On April 7, 2008 @ 8:56 pm In Main Dishes,The Border Cookbook | 7 Comments

A few nights ago I made this surprisingly easy and quick rice dish — somewhere between a paella and fried rice — found in The Border Cookbook. We used chicken chorizo instead of pork/beef to lower the fat content, and considering there’s only a teaspoon of oil added, it was pretty healthy.

Chris says:

Yay for sausage!

Lisa says:

That chicken chorizo is pretty spicy…

Chris says:

Yeah, it’s good. The dish itself is pretty subtle, so I think it works well to have the distinct spices from the sausage and the contrasting cool avocado.

Lisa says:

I really like this dish — you’re right, it’s reminiscent of both fried rice and paella.

Chris says:

This would be good topped with some of that tomatillo-chipotle salsa that we made with the Arroz Con Pollo.

Fisherman’s Rice
4 oz bulk chorizo (I used chicken chorizo)
1 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup uncooked rice
2 cups chicken stock
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp white vinegar
1 bay leaf
12 oz shrimp, cooked as desired
1/2 Haas avocado, diced
2 medium tomatillos, husked, roasted, and pureed

In a heavy skillet, fry the chorizo in oil over medium heat. When just browned, add the onion, garlic, and rice and saute briefly until the rice is translucent. Pour in the stock, soy sauce, vinegar, add the bay leaf, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 to 18 minutes until most of the liquid is absorbed.
Stir in the cooked shrimp, avocado, and pureed tomatillos, cover again, and continue cooking for 2 more minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let the rice steam, covered, for at least 10 minutes. Stir and serve.

3-4 Servings

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