Whenever I buy ingredients to make a recipe, I always have leftovers – a certain type of cheese, a few extra broccoli florets, or in this case, an extra link of chorizo.
Instead of wasting the “leftovers,” I’ll usually incorporate them into the week’s dinner, in an effort to not waste food.
This is how I frequently find inspiration from my recipes…. with the leftovers.
Today’s recipe is a prime example – I was testing a recipe for the cookbook (a chorizo-seafood paella!) and I had an extra link of chorizo.
I never turn away a link of chorizo – I’m kind of addicted. Chorizo adds so much flavor, you hardly need anything else as seasoning – sauteed chorizo and broccoli is an amazing combination, actually. Try it.
I like my chorizo spicy. If you don’t, simply amend this recipe and buy the non-spicy variety.
I’m loving this recipe – it’s simple, flavorful and takes minimal effort. The avocado on top adds a healthy fat and a creaminess in every bite which is amazing. I made this last week and kept it in the fridge for 3 days, noshing on it as a snack. Who eats chorizo as a snack? This girl!
Speaking of snacking, I’ve been trying to make an effort in the weight loss department lately. Actually, I started a separate Instagram account to hold myself accountable – with you! I’m completely transparent with this blog and my life. I love having a support team with my readers – so what better way to lose weight than hold yourself accountable with your support team?
Check out my new Instagram account – @GetInspiralized and follow me as I head straight to my goal – I’m looking to lose about 10-15 pounds (and just feel my best!) How am I going to do that? Well, I have the healthy eating part down (meals like today’s recipe help to do that – they’re satisfying, flavorful and fully of healthy ingredients,) I am just going to be prioritizing workouts (which I haven’t been good about doing – until now!)
I’ll be posting post-workout selfies every day – not only to “prove” I went to the gym but to document my workouts and be able to see my progress through photos. It’s not easy to be disciplined (it takes discipline!) and I want to encourage others to workout and be the healthiest they can be – that’s the whole goal of this blog!
So, follow me along in my journey – and maybe it will motivate you and help in yours.
Are you on a healthy fit journey?
Nutritional Information and Recipe
Jalapeno and Chorizo Carrot Rice with Avocado
- 1 large carrot peeled, Blade C
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 spicy chorizo links decased and crumbled
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- juice of 1 lime
- 3 teaspoons finely diced jalapeno
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 avocado insides cubed
- Place the carrot noodles in a food processor and pulse until rice-like. Set aside.
- Place a large skillet over medium heat and add in the olive oil. Once oil heats, add in the chorizo and cook for about 3 minutes to slightly brown the meat.
- Add in the carrot rice, jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice, chicken broth and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until fully reduced, stirring occasionally.
- Divide rice mixture into bowls and top with equal amounts of avocado.