Spanish rice & prawn one-pot

Spanish rice & prawn one-pot

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Prep: 4 mins Cook: 16 mins


Serves 4
A fast and easy meal filled with Mediterranean holiday flavours

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal356
  • fat7g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs59g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre4g
  • protein19g
  • salt0.85g
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  • 1 onion, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 red and 1 green pepper, deseeded and sliced



    Sometimes called bell peppers or capsicums, these sweet, mild peppers come in variety of colours…

  • 50g chorizo, sliced



    A coarsely textured spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 250g easy cook basmati rice (we used Tilda)
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 200g raw, peeled prawns, defrosted if frozen



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…


  1. Boil the kettle. In a non-stick frying or shallow pan with a lid, fry the onion, peppers, chorizo and garlic in the oil over a high heat for 3 mins. Stir in the rice and chopped tomatoes with 500ml boiling water, cover, then cook over a high heat for 12 mins.

  2. Uncover, then stir – the rice should be almost tender. Stir in the prawns, with a splash more water if the rice is looking dry, then cook for another min until the prawns are just pink and rice tender.

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Comments (170)

csenior's picture

I've just made this and it's lovely. I think I'd add soem paprika next time too. Also I was caught out by the 'high heat' for 12 minutes. I looked again after 9 minutes and it was sticking to the bottom of the pan; the lillt burnt bits added flavour so no problem but do watch it more closely than I did.

ajikhan's picture

just making this dish. without the ham. instead i put Bird eye's field fresh mix vegetable and some plantain. it gave it a natural sweetness to the rice and it goes well with the prawns. i also added knorr vegetable stock cube. its all so yummy.

donnalovescheese's picture

Yum! Cooked using the bake in oven method which worked perfectly. Only changes I made were to add a tsp oregano and a tsp smoked paprika for flavour plus I doubled the quantity of prawns using nice fat juicy king prawns.

macskitchen's picture

Everyone enjoyed this, I think next time I'll give it a dash of Spanish paprika to give it a bit of oomph

zoeley's picture

This was amazing- very easy and quick to make and really tasty. I added a teaspoon of paprika to add a bit of flavour and needed slightly more than the 500ml of water that is stated in the recipe. Otherwise I followed the recipe and it was a great success

abbyrees's picture

This is a quick alternative to paella, however, to make it more tasty I used chicken stock and add 2 tsp of hot chilli powder and 1 tsp of paprika. Will definitely make again.

cjayshore's picture

We really loved this recipe - I used veg stock (400ml with 2 stock cubes) and white wine (100ml) instead of water, 1 fresh chilli, some turmeric and paprika - think I overdid the stock cubes though as it was a bit salty. Used brown rice too, so it took forever, would probably used the microwave kind in the future!

jane-hilary's picture

I made this last week and absolutely loved it, i just used stock instead of water and added lots of garlic. Am making it again this week, so simple and tasty, had one portion one night and the rest for lunch the next day cold. Yummy!!!

jarrett12's picture

I have made this lots of times, it's a family favourite now!.

pikolet's picture

This was just average for me

councillor1's picture

This is absolutly dull. The entire meal is lacking in flavour. I do not claim th be a good cook but even I was staggered at how bland this turned out to be.

gosiaomg's picture

Nice idea, but there was no taste to it unfortunately. Had to modify it by adding a bit of fish sauce and chillies, but it didn't really help.
Disappointed :(

katywynne's picture

Love this, simple, quick and VERY tasty! Highly recommend

squeaker1942's picture

I have put this recipe in my binder to try at a later date. It sounds good to me and quick and easy to cook for when you do not have much time!

lornah1993's picture

This was lovely, could do with a bit of extra spice or something added into it though! I added extra chorizo because it didn't seem enough, but all in all it's a simple recipe that takes hardly any time to cook!

clare76c's picture

Really tasty tea although I did add a little salt. Really easy and kid enjoyed it as well

doggibag's picture

I like my food spicy so I finely shredded a single Jalapeno chilli into the mix to warm it up and a pinch of saffron just because I love saffron.
I have also added mussels and some flakes of smoked mackerel over the top just before serving. It's a very versatile dish and I really enjoy putting a large dish out at barbecues, always goes down well.
I am using some crabs legs this week and have acquired some langoustines to really posh it up! Can't wait.

hippyjon's picture you cooked a totally different dish?

well done,

wormotgreen's picture

I thought this tasted of nothing....totally bland, looks very promising but just missing something, sorry :(

jhimbo's picture

Made this and enjoyed it. I like spicy food, so added half a red chilli and a splash of hot sauce. However, I felt something was still missing.

I would make this agin, but think next time I will use a chicken stock cube.


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