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

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 590
  • fat 31g
  • saturates 11g
  • carbs 44g
  • sugars 11g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 30g
  • salt 1.7g


  • 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


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. 


  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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