Chorizo Fried Rice

Rice & beans—it's a classic for a reason. Add chorizo and you're in business!
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chorizo fried rice

Recipe by Alexa Weibel

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40 minutes

40 minutes



  • 1 1/2 tbsp. vegetable or canola oil

  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped

  • 1 large poblano chile, chopped

  • 2 tsp. ground cumin

  • 1 cup (about 7 oz.) medium-grain yellow rice, cooked according to package directions

  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed

  • 3 oz. cured chorizo, chopped into bite-size pieces

  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1/3 cup sour cream, thinned with 1 to 2 tbsp. water

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish


1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high. Add the onion, chile, and 1 tsp. cumin; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the rice, beans, chorizo, soy sauce, and garlic. Cook over high heat, stirring often, until fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes; season.

2. In a small bowl, mix the sour cream with the remaining 1 tsp. cumin.

3. Divide the fried rice among 4 plates. Drizzle with the sour cream mixture. Top with the cilantro.