Southwest Chorizo and Rice Soup

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Southwest chorizo and rice soup is a hearty, spicy way to warm you up on a chilly night. Serve it with jalapeno cheddar beer bread for a weeknight meal that hits the spot.

Southwest Chorizo and Rice Soup

It seems as though winter has finally decided to make an appearance this year, and that means one thing –  soup! One of the nice of the things about homemade soup is how forgiving it is to make. You can add just about anything to a pot of broth and it will be amazing.

This southwest chorizo and rice soup was a happy accident – I originally planned to make a chorizo and corn chowder (yum, right?) but after I started cooking I realized that my potatoes weren’t good.

With a few quick modifications I was able to turn it into a completely different – and equally as delicious – meal.

I’m kind of obsessed with chorizo – I use it in everything from breakfast sandwiches to stuffed peppers. I buy a pound or two every time Whole Foods runs a sale on sausage (which seems like it’s once a month) and love using it to add flavor to my recipes. 

If you can’t find chorizo, you can substitute hot Italian sausage in this southwest chorizo soup recipe. The final result will have a slightly different flavor profile, but it will still be delicious.

Southwest Chorizo and Rice Soup

More soups to keep you warm: Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup // Lightened-Up Loaded Baked potato Soup // Roasted Tomato Soup with Goat Cheese // Chicken Tortilla Soup

This southwest chorizo soup recipe first appeared on Food Fanatic, where I’m the soup expert.


Hi, I'm Lauren!

I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook. I also blog at The Busy Foodie. Read more...


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