‘Dirty Rice’ is usually associated with Cajun cooking and takes its name from the colour of the rice once it’s mixed with meat and spices. We’ve given the dish a Mexican spin by using chorizo, paprika and black beans and balanced them with lime, tomatoes and coriander to create something really zingy and fresh. It’s seems you can’t always judge a book by it’s cover!
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/ serving 4 people
/ serving 4 people
Brown Basmati Rice
Organic Black Beans
Boil a large pot of water on high heat with 1⁄2 tsp of salt for your rice. Rinse the rice under running water for 30 seconds and then add to the rapidly boiling water. Cook the rice for around 25 mins until it is soft then drain and keep to the side and allow to cool slightly.
Peel and finely dice half the onion. Cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters. Roughly chop the coriander. Rinse and drain the black beans.
Mix the smoked paprika with the zest of half the lime, 1⁄4 tsp of salt, pepper and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and coat in the spice mix.
Heat a frying pan over a medium-high heat with 2 tsp of olive oil and cook the chorizo and onion for 5 mins or until crispy then remove from the pan and keep to the side. Add the chicken to the (now empty) pan and cook for 5-8 mins until cooked through.
Mix the rice, beans, tomatoes, chorizo and onions with the cooked chicken and all but 1 tbsp of the coriander. Make a dressing with the remaining zest and juice of the lime, 1⁄3 tsp of salt, some pepper and 1 tbsp of olive oil and mix with the rice salad. Tip: You can replace the olive oil with the pan juices from the chorizo and chicken.
Divide the salad between your bowls, sprinkle over the remaining coriander and tuck in!