Chorizo Taco Bowls
with Red Lentil Rice and Lime Crema
Deconstructed tacos make for a hearty and filling supper with the help of lentils and rice! Topped with chorizo and peppers, fresh tomatoes, cheese and a lime crema, this bowl hits all the right notes!
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
Chorizo Sausage, uncased
Enchilada Spice Blend
Green Bell Pepper
Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, wash and dry all produce. Heat a medium pot over medium-high heat. While the pot heats, using a strainer, rinse lentils, then drain well.When hot, add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), rice, Enchilada Spice Blend and half the Tex-Mex paste. Cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 sec-1min.Add salsa, lentils, 1/2 tsp salt (dbl for 4 ppl) and 1 3/4 cups water (3 cups for 4 ppl). Season with pepper. Bring to a boil over high.
Once boiling, reduce heat to low. Cover and cook until rice and lentils are tender and liquid is absorbed, 14-16 min. Remove the pot from heat. Set aside, still covered. (NOTE: Rice will be a bit starchy from the lentils.)
Meanwhile, core, then cut pepper into 1/2-inch pieces. Cut tomato into 1/4-inch pieces. Roughly chop cilantro. Zest, then juice half the lime (whole lime for 4 ppl). Add sour cream, 1/2 tsp lime zest, 1/2 tsp lime juice and 1/8 tsp sugar (dbl all for 4 ppl) to small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, then stir to combine. Set aside.Add tomatoes and remaining lime juice to a medium bowl. Toss to coat.
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then chorizo. Cook, breaking up chorizo into smaller pieces, until no pink remains, 4-5 min.** Season with salt and pepper.
Add peppers to the pan with chorizo. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, 3-4 min. Add 2 tbsp water (dbl for 4 ppl) and remaining Tex-Mex paste. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant and peppers are tender-crisp, 1 min.
Add half the cilantro to the pot with lentil rice, then fluff with a fork to combine.Divide lentil rice between bowls. Top with chorizo and peppers, then tomatoes. Dollop lime crema over top. Sprinkle with cheese and remaining cilantro.