This recipe is quick to make so great for a week night meal that everyone will enjoy. Plus the Catalane touch makes it a little spicy, especially depending on the heat of the chorizo you choose. Bon appétit, or as they say in Catalan, tenir gana!

 

Riz à la Catalane

Photo: A real treat - Laura's homemade Riz à la Catalane, Laura Crotet

 

Ingredients

For 4 people

  • 1-1/4 cup long grain rice
  • 7 oz chorizo (more or less)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • ½ onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon herbes de Provence
  • 2 cups chicken or veggie bouillon
  • Salt and pepper

 

Instructions

  • Finely chop the onion and garlic, and cut the pepper into thin slices.
  • Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to the skillet, add the onion, garlic and pepper and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Add the herbes de Provence, tomato sauce, salt and pepper and simmer on low for 10 minutes.
  • In another skillet, add the last 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then fry the uncooked rice on high for 2 minutes.
  • Add the rice to the tomato mixture, then add the bouillon. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, until the rice is cooked. Check regularly and add water if necessary.
  • Add the chorizo, and enjoy!

 

- Laura Crotet, France Just For You

 

If you would like to taste this typical dish and others while traveling in French Catalonia, contact us to help plan your trip.

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