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Cajun rice with chorizo meatballs & fried eggs

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Whip up a nutritious family dinner in just 20 minutes with this easy rice and sausage dish with peppers and peas - top with fried eggs

  • Prep: 5 mins
    Cook: 15 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • Calories 590
  • Carbohydrates 44
  • Saturated Fat 11
  • Sugar 11
  • Protein 30
  • Fat 31
  • Fibre 6
  • Salt 1.7

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 590
  • Carbohydrates 44
  • Saturated Fat 11
  • Sugar 11
  • Protein 30
  • Fat 31
  • Fibre 6
  • Salt 1.7

Ingredients

  • 6 chorizo-style cooking sausages
  • 100g frozen chopped onions (see tip, bottom left)
  • 2 peppers, sliced (any colours will do)
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp Cajun spices mix (we like Bart)
  • 2 x 200g bags frozen cooked short-grain rice
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g frozen peas

Tip

Cassie's time-saver
Save time by using frozen chopped onions. They’re cheap as chips (£1 for 500g), and can sit in your freezer ready for those days when the fridge is bare. 

Method

  1. Heat a large frying pan with a lid. Squeeze the sausagemeat into the pan in small, meatball-sized chunks. Fry for 2 mins until their oil leaks into the pan, then push to one side and add the onions and peppers. Cook for a few mins until the onions have defrosted and softened, then stir in the garlic and Cajun spice mix. After 1 min, add the frozen rice, season and stir, then cover with a lid and cook for 2 mins until totally defrosted.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in another small pan and fry the eggs to your liking. Uncover the rice, add the peas, give everything a good stir, cover and cook for 1 min until the peas are defrosted. Serve the rice topped with the fried eggs.

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