Slow Cooker Sunday: Haddock & Chorizo Rice

Contrary to popular belief you can actually slow cook fish and as you know I’ve done it on occasion.  This week we have a guest blogger and there isn’t anything she doesn’t know about fish.  I rang her last week and whilst wrangling two kids in the supermarket, who were fighting over a cucumber, she was able to tell me all about the sustainability of Pollack!  Now that’s multitasking.

Without further adieu can I introduce you to Jo, aka @mummysknee the Fishionado!

‘We love seafood and would never have tried cooking it in the slow cooker if it hadn’t been for Chrissie (Mediocre Mum) feeding me recipes every week on Slow Cooker Sunday to instill me with confidence. So after trying the Haddock Chowder we thought we would try a rice this time.

We looked at loads of recipes for cooking rice in the slow cooker and each said 1 cup of rice to 2 of boiling hot water for 2 hours so that’s what we did.’


1 finely sliced onion
125g Chorizo sausage sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 chicken stock cube
2 cloves of garlic
1 cup of basmati rice
2 cups boiling water
2 fillets of haddock


1. saute onion in olive oil, once softened crush garlic cloves in and add chorizo pieces until they release their paprika oil to coat the onions
2. mix in your cup of rice to coat the rice, add the boiling water, crumble in the chicken stock cube and mix well.
3. When bubbling, decant into your slow cooker. It should take 2 hours on high. This is where I’m going to exercise a little caution. My slow cooker is a rather large one and so the base of it heat quickly so when you make a dish for 4 like this one on high it cooks it quicker than if you have it full to capacity for 8. I had to add an extra half a cup of boiling water just before I popped in the fish. You need to check the rice after an hour to see if it needs more.
4. half an hour before serving you add you fish chopped into inch size pieces. Don’t stir the rice as it can become mushy , I just place the fish on top then push it gently under the surface with a large spoon.

The verdict on this one was that it was extremely tasty. You can always add in slices of pepper at the frying pan stage and peas when you pop the fish in the slow cooker to give you more of a paella type dish. If I’m being honest, I forgot to add my peas! You could always add in a chopped red chilli or a few splashes of tabasco sauce if you like spice.

Slow Cooker Sunday is all about sharing.  So now it’s your turn….  feel free to add your recipes to the Linky below but if you don’t blog you can always leave your recipes in the comment section.

You can also check out more of my Slow Cooker Recipes here.

Author: mediocremum

A slightly older mum of one, who drinks far too much red wine and has an unhealthy obsession with her slow cooker. During the day she's an ICT Trainer, Social Media/Online Marketing consultant and does a bit of public speaking. Full Profile on Google+

11 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Sunday: Haddock & Chorizo Rice”

  1. I really like all,three if your main ingredients here but have never combined haddock and chorizo together before. But it does sound really nice and I bet the smokeless of both are yummy. X

  2. I’m not a big fish fan but I know I need to eat more, and I am enjoying my slow cooker so I’ll give it a go

  3. I really like the look of the chicken potato bake.My mum gave me an idea for something yesterday so I’m going to give it a go this week and hopefully add it to next week’s linky.

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