Born and raised in the United States, I’ve celebrated Thanksgiving my entire life. Growing up, I became accustomed to the traditional meal of roasted turkey, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes buried under an inch of gravy. So much of it tasted boring and bland, but I didn’t complain, I would just add more gravy. Now as an adult, I enjoy infusing flavors from my Mexican heritage, and what’s better than some good beef chorizo, black beans, arroz, and cotija cheese?
There is nothing bland and boring with this recipe for Chorizo Rice. Building off the flavors of a basic Spanish rice with onions, tomatoes and garlic, the side dish bursts with savory bites of Cacique® Beef Chorizo and a hint of sweetness from diced sweet potatoes. It’s like me, a blend of Mexican-American cultures fusing together harmoniously.
For a vegetarian version, switch out the chicken broth for a vegetable broth, and use Cacique® Soy Chorizo.
While we usually think of pairing chorizo with eggs or potatoes, the robust flavors of Cacique® Beef Chorizo can elevate any dish, and is great when paired with rice, quinoa, kale, nopales or sweat potatoes, to name a few. This holiday season, make your side dish stand out from the crowd and have friends and familia asking for more (and the recipe).
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