Camping Skillet Chorizo Rice

Looking down into a cast iron skillet filled with rice, corn, and tomatoes being stirred with a wooden spoon.

Camping skillet Chorizo rice is a spicy and hearty dish that can be cooked quickly over a hot fire. Made with only five ingredients, it is easy to pack up and take on the go, or prepare at home on a busy weeknight. It is a colorful dish, with tomatoes and corn, and can be served as a simple main course or a hearty side dish. 

You can cook fresh rice ahead of time, or pick up a few packages of precooked rice at the grocery store. You can use long- or short-grain rice for this dish. Brown rice will give it a heartier texture while white rice makes for a lighter meal.

Fresh Mexican chorizo is different than dried Spanish chorizo. Fresh chorizo is made from pork and resembles fresh Italian sausage, and must be cooked before eating. It releases a spicy red oil when cooking, so there is no need for additional oil in this dish.

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A cast iron skillet, filled with rice, tomatoes, and corn, is resting on a wooden picnic table.
This is a colorful dish, with tomatoes and corn, and can be served as a simple main course or a hearty side dish. 
Looking across a shallow white dish filled with rice with chunks of corn and tomatoes with grass in the background.
You can use long- or short-grain rice for this dish. Brown rice will give it a heartier texture while white rice makes for a lighter meal.
Looking down into a shallow white bowl filled with rice, tomatoes, and corn on a wood picnic table background.
Fresh chorizo releases a spicy red oil when cooking, so there is no need for additional oil in this dish.
Looking down into a cast iron skillet filled with rice, corn, and tomatoes being stirred with a wooden spoon.
Add the tomatoes, corn, and rice and cook until heated through, stirring continuously, about 5 minutes. 

Camping Skillet Chorizo Rice Recipe

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Looking down into a cast iron skillet filled with rice, corn, and tomatoes being stirred with a wooden spoon.
Camping Skillet Chorizo Rice, made with only five ingredients, is a spicy and hearty dish that can be cooked quickly over a hot fire.
Preparation 5 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Ready in 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
CourseMain Dish
InfluenceMexico
DifficultySeasoned
MethodFry

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh chorizo
  • 1 small yellow onion finely diced
  • 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 14 ounce can corn drained
  • 3 cups cooked rice

Equipment

  • skillet

Directions

  • Heat a camping skillet over medium heat. Add the chorizo and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon or spatula, until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the onions and continue to cook until the onions are soft and translucent, takes about 5 minutes. 
  • Add the tomatoes, corn, and rice and cook until heated through, stirring continuously, takes about 5 minutes. 

Nutritional Information

Calories: 438kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 17gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 1974mgPotassium: 383mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 688IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 3mg

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About Saffron Hodgson

Outdoor cooking has been Saffron’s passion since she was young, often choosing to go camping and cook hearty meals over fire rather than stay inside, watch TV, and eat take-out. Today she is the driving force of Bush Cooking bringing the skills of cooking outdoors to thousands of people.

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