Easiest ever paella

Easiest ever paella

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4

Think paella's too much of a challenge? Think again, this easy recipe makes it foolproof and is full of fantastic flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal518
  • fat12g
  • saturates0.4g
  • carbs75g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre5g
  • protein32g
  • salt1.29g
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  • 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…

  • 1 leek or onion, sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 110g pack chorizo sausage, chopped



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

  • 1 tsp turmeric



    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 300g long grain rice
  • 1l hot fish or chicken stock
  • 200g frozen pea
  • 400g frozen seafood mix, defrosted


  1. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan, then soften the leek for 5 mins without browning. Add the chorizo and fry until it releases its oils. Stir in the turmeric and rice until coated by the oils, then pour in the stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 mins, stirring occasionally.

  2. Tip in the peas and cook for 5 mins, then stir in the seafood to heat through for a final 1-2 mins cooking or until rice is cooked. Check for seasoning and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

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Comments (259)

bluewings2's picture

Great! Made this very easily and impressed my dinner guest. Also have enough left overs for lunch and dinner tomorrow.
I added red & yellow peppers for extra veg/colour, and used risotto rice. Stuck to a bag of giant prawns rather than the mixed seafood on this occasion. Would recommend.

loula87's picture

I had never made Paella before, and this recipe is brilliant! Very easy, and totally delicious!! I now use this recipe all the time, and my boyfriend especially loves it!

pattiemac's picture

We all love this, great supper dish

petsim's picture

Very easy and extremely delicious!

sampson12's picture

Was very easy to make and delicious hot or cold! We added left over roast chicken which really added to the flavour.

markely63's picture

On the ingredients. It says 1| hot fish or chicken stock. What is 1| ??

staceybarber's picture

really easy and tasty. This is a weekly favourite.

lespieux's picture

Really easy and tasty dish. I used some saffron for a more authentic
Paella taste. Yum.

staceyb85's picture

Made for some friends as the main part of a spanish style lunch, everyone loved it. Was so easy to make too, served it with a few tapas bits, a salad and some bread rolls - didn't realise exactly how much the recipe was going to make tho and it was so much we didn't need any sides, would have been fine with just the rolls. Will definitely make again, stick a few shell on prawns and mussels on top and it makes a great show off dish for a dinner party!!!

pamplep68's picture

used chicken and chorizo and paella rice I bought in Spain and this was FAB!!!! Have been wanting to try paella for ages but thought it would be really hard but this recipe is tastety and really easy!!! My 9 year old helped too.

haslop's picture

Certainly recommend this recipe. Never really been confident with Paella before, but this recipe was so easy and delicious!!! It's already become a firm favourite in the family.

jacksprattt's picture

Probably would've been 5 stars, but I think there was too much chorizo for my liking. I'll definitely cook this again, but use smoked paprika instead of chorizo. Nice and easy to cook.

manamana's picture

Quick and easy recipe, delicious result

janehempenius's picture

Great recipe, easy to make. It does need some extra seasoning.

macskitchen's picture

Everyone really enjoyed it, might up the chorizo next time. Tasty

nikkiwikki's picture

Great recipe. I added chicken instead of chorizo. I added prawns and scallops instead of seafood mix. Also added a pinch saffron and paprika. Overall, good recipe.

shubedu's picture

Very tasty and easy to make! Everyone loved it so much!

dodgydiamond's picture

Highly recommend this. I cooked for eight so doubled up on the ingredients and it was a huge success. One of my guests got me to print off the recipe for them to take home!

dishymummy's picture

I highly recommend this recipe. Really easy to make and so tasty. I added some garlic and a pinch of saffron. Easily feeds four and will definitely make again.


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