Rice and Beans with Chicken and Chorizo

  • BeckiSue Posted: 11/02/11
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    I was really surprised how tasty this was, considering it was a 5-ingredient meal. This was super duper easy, coming together in a flash. I doubled the chorizo, because that's how I roll.

  • cheerios019 Posted: 11/06/11
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    It IS very tasty for only 5 ingredients. I'm not a tomato fan usually, but they basically boil down to nothing in this dish and the sauce isn't overly tomato-y. Perfect! It is a very filling dish. Make sure you cut the chicken small enough!

  • RyannUden Posted: 11/09/11
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    This was tasty and quick enough to make after work and still eat before the evening news, ha ha. Was very good, even if I accidentally purchased black bean soup instead of black beans. Luckily I had a can of kidney beans in the pantry to substitute. This will go into the regular rotation. Tasty, filling, few ingredients. Score!

  • skspillman Posted: 12/08/11
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    This recipe was quick and easy to prepare, but it just didn't have the same pizzazz that I expect from CL's recipes. I followed the recipe exactly (except I couldn't find low-sodium Vigo rice), and it was okay... just didn't really have anything special that would inspire me to make it again.

  • CherylR1954 Posted: 11/22/11
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    I really think that this is a great, easy dish. I couldn't find the low-sodium rice, and was faced with either purchasing the brand referred to in the recipe at a 10 oz. size or Mahatma at 5 oz. I decided to go w/the suggested brand. My only problem (and that might have been due to my trying to regulate the cooking of the rice on the stovetop--will probably move from a 2 qt. to a 1 qt. saucepan next time) because I didn't end up w/the 1/2 cup of rice per serving. But everything else was great. I was really surprised that the seasonings in the rice and the chorizo carried this dish. I'm putting the other 3 servings in the freezer in individual containers and suspect that they'll heat up just fine. Ah ha! The low-sodium Vigo Spanish Rice is available at Amazon.com. It's in 5-oz packages as well.

  • No Longer Registered Posted: 11/08/11
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    This is one of my go-to simple recipes! I like to start by browning the chopped chorizo, then cook the chicken in the rendered fat. I also use an undrained can of diced tomatoes to keep it quick, and I prefer to stir the rice in at the end rather than serve separately.

  • BarbaraMaine Posted: 11/14/11
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    I made this last night. The flavors are so tasty. Chorizo reminded me a lot of pepperoni. It looked exactly like the picture!

  • Mleigh Posted: 11/13/11
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    Clearly I cannot make rice without a rice cooker; half of the rice stuck to the bottom of the pot. I used the brand of yellow rice specified in the recipe ( Vigo). Is there a low-sodium version that I missed? The amount of sodium in the Vigo I bought was staggering.

  • carolfitz Posted: 12/04/11
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    Supereasy, superfast, great for a football-Sunday-supper. Made to directions, except sprinkled some torn cilantro leaves on top for color & flavor. We like these kinds of CL shortcuts, helps us with portion control, helps us with time management. Sometimes they introduce us to products we might otherwise never buy, like the Vigo yellow rice -- which was very good.

  • StacyCanas Posted: 05/01/13
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    This was very yummy and easy to make. My kids loved it. I substituted the yellow rice for white rice and it was perfect. A definite repeat!

  • Jazzy1 Posted: 03/06/14
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    This tasted way better than I expected. The Chorizo provides a lot of flavor and spice. It is really easy to prepare.

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