Chorizo Fried Rice

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

5 from 1 review

Fried rice made chorizo-style! A simple and easy dinner made with bell peppers, chorizo, spices, fluffy rice and scrambled eggs and cilantro, topped with cheese, avocado, lime juice and crunchy tortilla chips!


  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion, diced
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ to 1-pound ground chorizo
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 ½ cups cooked rice (brown or white)
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Shredded cheese, diced avocado, and/or crushed tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Heat a large non-stick skillet to medium-low heat. Coat with cooking spray. Add the beaten eggs and use a spatula to constantly fold the eggs as they cook, until just set. Stir in ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Transfer the eggs to a plate and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in the same skillet to medium heat. Add the onion and bell peppers and cook 3-4 minutes or until slightly soft. Add the chorizo and cook 6-7 minutes or until browned, breaking up the sausage into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Stir in the garlic, chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika.
  3. Fold in the cooked rice, scrambled eggs and remaining salt and black pepper. Fold in chopped cilantro.
  4. Top with cheese, avocado and/or tortilla chips, as desired.


Substitution Tip: Substitute with ground chicken, turkey, beef or pork, if desired. You may have to increase the volume of the chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika to make it equally delicious.