Things have been a little loco around here lately with the kids out for summer, our move into a new home, and a fun-filled family vacation in the Florida Keys. So I was thinking, why not add a little something different to my dinner menu to go with all this crazy? Introducing, ¡Loco! Fried Rice!
¡Loco! Fried Rice has all of the delicious ingredients of traditional Chinese vegetable fried rice, but the Mexican Chorizo sausage just turns up that flavor! I’ve eaten a lot of bland and disappointing Chinese takeout fried rice in my day, but this recipe always leaves my tastebuds saying, “¡Ay, mami, dame mas, por favor!” (Who else is proud of their two years of high school Spanish?)
Chinese-Mexican fusion. Yum!
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Here’s a step-by-step guide for how to make ¡Loco! Fried Rice with Mexican Chorizo Sausage:
First, steam the long grain white rice according to package instructions (see exact quantities for all of the ingredients in full recipe at the bottom of this post).
Many fried rice recipes call for cold, day-old rice, but ¡Loco! Fried Rice can be made with freshly steamed rice–no clumps, no stickiness, no worries!
As your rice cooks, prep all of your remaining ingredients. I usually portion everything out in advance. This makes the actual cooking process so much easier and way more fun.
First, saute your Mexican Chorizo sausage. Snip the ends of the casing with scissors and slide the chorizo out of its casing. Saute over medium-high heat in a very large pan or wok.
Be sure you buy the fresh, uncooked Mexican Chorizo, such as the Ole Mexican Foods brand. You’ll find the fresh chorizo in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.
After sautéing the chorizo for 2 minutes, add 1 tablespoon butter, onions, peas, carrots, and bell peppers.
Sauté for about 8 more minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
Push the chorizo veggie mixture to the side of your skillet, and melt 1 tablespoon of butter on the empty side. Scramble your eggs and then stir into the chorizo veggie mixture.
Here’s my foolproof method for how to get a nice golden sear on your fried rice:
Continue sautéing your rice mixture over medium-high heat, stirring well. Then you simply press the rice into the pan with a spatula to help it sear. Let it sit for 1 minute, and then give it a good stir and press it down again. Repeat this stirring and pressing method for about 10 minutes. When the excess moisture in your rice has evaporated and the rice is seared to your preference, you’re done!
Serve your ¡Loco! Fried Rice as-is or garnish with fresh cilantro! If you want even more flavor and spice, drizzle on some Sriracha hot chili sauce! ¡Provecho!
Here’s the complete, printable recipe for ¡Loco! Fried Rice:
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