Chorizo Sausage with Peas and Tomatoes


3 chorizo sausages
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp sweet paprika
1 can (400g) cherry tomatoes, undrained
2 cups quinoa grain, rinsed and drained
3 cups hot water
salt and pepper
2 cups frozen peas
2 Tbsp chopped flat-leafed parsley
2 Tbsp chopped chives


Cut the chorizo into quarters length ways, then into pieces. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the chorizo until golden, then remove from the pan.

Add the onion and saute until soft, adding a little extra oil if needed. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, then add paprika, cherry tomatoes, quinoa and water. Season to taste, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Stir in the peas, parley, chives and chorizo and simmer, covered, for a further 8-10 minutes.

NOTES: You can substitute shrimp or strips of chicken breast for the chorizo. If using chicken, cook it almost completely through at the beginning. Shrimp can be added at the last step, but vary the cooking time accordingly.

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