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Chorizo is something the men in my family like a lot, because it’s full of flavor and can be thrown into most stews and pastas to make it more wonderful. While I usually stick to my usual Arroz Blanco con Chorizo (White Rice with Sausage), a little variety and color for dinner is always a fun treat, so I’m happy to mix it up when it comes to traditional family favorite meals.
It’s harvest time, and the colors everywhere are turning more golden. Barilla’s Tri-Color Rotini is perfect for autumn dishes, offering high quality pasta in rich tomato orange, spinach green, and wheat yellow.
I love it when meals are both delicious and easy to make, especially since I’m the one cooking them. In the last year, now that our sons are getting older, my husband and I are making sure we sit down every night to have family dinner together. Our children are learning to join us and sit like fine little gentlemen, and I prefer to spend more time with my family, and less time cooking (if possible) so this recipe for Tri-Color Rotini Pasta with Chorizo is wonderful, because it’s not only delicious, it’s pretty simple to make. It’s my twist on arroz con chorizo.
Tri-Color Rotini & Chorizo Recipe
1 box (12 oz) Barilla Tri-Color Rotini
1 Chorizo link
1/2 cup sliced peppers
1/2 cup sliced olives
1 tbs chopped cilantro
Salt, pepper to taste
1. Cook Tri-Color Rotini according to directions on box (boil in salted water for 6-7 minutes for al dente perfection). Set aside to drain.
2. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to a frying pan over medium heat and cook chorizo until crisp, turning to brown evenly (about 8 minutes). Add a small amount of water to pan (about 2 tablespoons), lower the heat and cover. Simmer for an additional 8 minutes, turning chorizo once or twice to cook thoroughly and evenly.
3. Add peppers, olives, and seasonings to pan and stir together for about a minute over low heat (until vegetables are heated through). Remove from heat.
4. Cut chorizo into 1/3 inch slices and add chorizo, vegetables, and cilantro to rotini in a bowl and stir together.
4. Serve and enjoy!
Family meals are important to us, and making them delicious and beautiful makes my family enjoy our family time more. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Barilla invited me to share some favorite family recipes with a twist. I’m incorporating Barilla pastas and I will be sharing them with you.
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