Chorizo and Shrimp Pilaf

4 Serves

A zesty supper is only minutes away with this microwave meal featuring Spanish chorizo, a fully cooked sausage available in mild or hot varieties at most supermarkets.


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • ¼ pound smoked hard chorizo sausage, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 3 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced

  • ½ cup frozen peas, thawed


  1. In a shallow 2-quart microwave-safe dish with a lid, combine rice, wine, chorizo, oil, garlic, and 1 1/4 cups water; season with salt and pepper.

  2. Cover, and microwave on high until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 20 minutes, stirring twice during cooking. Stir in shrimp, tomatoes, and peas; cover and microwave 4 minutes more.

  3. Let stand, covered, until shrimp are opaque throughout, 3 minutes.

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