06/20/2012 11:57 EDT | Updated 08/20/2012 05:12 EDT

Chorizo fritatta a great way to use leftover rice for a quick weekday meal

This 20-minute meal is perfect for a rushed weekday supper (not to mention a great way to use up leftover rice). Serve with a mixed green salad.

Chorizo Rice Frittata

15 ml (1 tbsp) olive oil

375 g (12 oz) fresh chorizo pork sausages (about 3), casings removed

1 small onion, diced

Half sweet red pepper, diced

250 ml (1 cup) cooked medium- or long-grain white rice

4 ml (3/4 tsp) smoked or sweet paprika

1 ml (1/4 tsp) each salt and pepper

10 eggs

50 ml (1/4 cup) 10 per cent cream or whole milk

45 ml (3 tbsp) chopped fresh parsley

125 ml (1/2 cup) grated Manchego cheese or cheddar cheese

Heat a 25-cm (10-inch) ceramic, enamelled cast-iron or non-stick, oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat; add oil. Cook sausage, onion and red pepper, breaking sausage up with wooden spoon, until sausage is crumbled and cooked through, about 3 minutes. Stir in rice, paprika, salt and pepper; cook until heated through, about 1 minute.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, parsley; pour evenly over sausage mixture. Cover and cook over medium heat until bottom and sides are firm and top is almost set, about 8 minutes.

Sprinkle with cheese; transfer to a preheated oven and broil on high, watching closely, until cheese is bubbly, and frittata is set, about 2 minutes. (Or cover and cook on stovetop until centre is set and cheese melts.)

Let stand for 5 minutes. Slide onto cutting board and cut in wedges.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition information per serving: 377 calories; 27 g fat (10 g saturated fat); 21 g protein; 11 g carbohydrate; 1 g fibre; 726 mg sodium; 280 mg cholesterol.

Tips: Instead of using chorizo try mild Italian sausage and Manchego with crumbled goat cheese or feta.

Source: USA Rice Federation,