Vegan One Dish Chorizo Rice with Peppers and Onions

During my last trip to Kroger, I was lucky enough to find a huge bargain. They marked down their Simple Truth vegan chorizo sausage links to 45 cents. That is not a typo! Of course, I bought some. These pack a whopping 27g of plant-based protein per sausage. I’ve never tried this seitan chorizo before, but for this price, it was worth the experiment. 

Seriously. 45 cents for vegan protein? Yes, please!

I had no idea really how I was going to use this, but inspiration struck after work Tuesday. I would make a one pot dish with rice, peppers, onions, and tomatoes, adding in some Tex Mex flavors as well. I think it turned out well. It even passed the teenager test!

Simple Truth Vegan Chorizo

Here’s the recipe:


  • One onion, diced
  • One bell pepper, your choice in color, diced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic (or use Dorot cubes or jarred minced garlic)
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 package Simple Truth seitan chorizo sausage links, cut into diagonal slices
  • 1 cup white rice (I like Basmati or Jasmine)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can Rotel 
  • 1T Tajin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt to taste


  • In a medium saucepan or small Dutch oven, warm the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and garlic, sauteing until translucent. Add about a tsp of salt with this.
  • Add the peppers and cook until starting to lightly brown.
  • Add the Tajin and paprika, stirring to combine.
  • Add the sliced sausage, cooking until slightly brown.
  • Add the rice, Rotel, and vegetable broth.
  • Bring mixture to a boil.
  • Cover, reduce heat to low, and allow to simmer for 20 minutes. 
  • Adjust salt as needed, and serve!

Note: You can easily swap the seitan chorizo with seitan Italian sausage or kielbasa. Simply swap out your spices for 1 T Italian seasoning and 1 tsp red pepper flakes!

And there you go. A quick, one dish, easy weeknight dinner! Leftovers are equally great, and can also become a great filling for a tortilla!

I cooked this in a small Dutch oven.

Have you ever tried the Simple Truth seitan chorizo sausage? What did you think? Let me know if you try this recipe! Take a picture and tag me on Instagram @annecreates! As always, I hope you all are safe and healthy.

Published by annecreates

I am a physical therapist, wife, mom, runner, artist, and vegan. I'm passionate about helping others find wellness, speaking about the human experience, and in fighting for social justice. Assistant Coach for the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team. Current ambassador for: Boco Gear, SaltStick, SPIbelt, Goodr, Noxgear, and Switch4Good.

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