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! Assistant Coach for the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team. Current ambassador for: Nuun, Switch4Good, and Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon 2021.

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