Easiest ever paella

Easiest ever paella

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
518
protein
32g
carbs
75g
fat
12g
saturates
0.4g
fibre
5g
sugar
5g
salt
1.29g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 leek or onion, sliced
  • 110g pack chorizo sausage, chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 300g long grain rice
  • 1l hot fish or chicken stock
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 400g frozen seafood mix, defrosted

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2007

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acharge1's picture

Just made this, was lovely. Put a tablespoon of lemon juice in aswell to liven it up! Excellent and quick weeknight meal.

maraweir's picture
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Didn't like this at all. Not much flavour and took a lot longer for the rice to cook than it said (dispite using the correct type). Will not be making this again, will check out some other recipes.

terriersbev's picture
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Wow easy to make and very tasty. Will definitely make it again.

jaqui_sampson's picture
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Delicious! Added a sliced red pepper and a sprinkle of smoked paprika and it went down an absolute treat. Will definitely make again.

njhall's picture
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...oops, I mean 300g rice = 350ml!

njhall's picture
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Great recipe.
300g rice = 300ml. Save time on getting out the scales!

sundaynight's picture
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This was an easy dish to make but the rice didn't cook very well - if I make it again, I will part-cook the rice separately. Also was a little bit bland, might spice it up a bit more next time. Otherwise, looks very impressive and tastes quite nice.

Rowena Wilkes's picture
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Tasty recipe. Great for the kids. Could do with a bit more kick for my liking.....maybe chillis or something. Still lovely though

carolinavj's picture

Chorizo in the paella only in UK. Paella can be made with seafood, chicken, pork and rabbit but never with chorizo.
Long grain rice is not the appropriate rice to use because doesn't absorb the flavours, look for paella rice in tesco.
Spanish cooker.

marianaosma's picture
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Very tasty, but you have to season it well. Next time I will add some chopped red peppers for a little bit of color.

provene's picture

My local Budgens didn't have frozen seafood mix (surprise, surprise!) so used a tin of 'octopus' in mild garlic sauce and fresh king prawns and a chicken breast instead. Also added mushrooms and a bit of red pepper and it was lovely. Big hit with husband and son. Daughter doesn't like fish (don't know where she gets it from!) but she wasn't home so not a problem. Might try it on her one night as the fish isn't so 'fishy' in this. Husband suffers with a bad tummy if using turmeric, so substituted saffron instead. Needed quite a lot to get that lovely yellow colour, but when you do it's so much more subtle than turmeric and Oh the smell! OK so it's a very expensive spice, but honestly how often and how much do you use it? Go on, you're worth it!

kasonuk's picture

Super easy and incredibly tasty. The lemon really brings the dish to life too. Great.

emsta88's picture
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fantastic! really easy to make and packed with taste. a family favorite.

ulrik1997's picture
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Fantastic dish ! We don't eat pork & I've no experience with paprika, so I substituted chorizo with a spicy beef sausage that was smoked & dried. The result was superb, but I will use a little less next time. This dish also met the high standards demanded by my not-so-easy-to-please sons!

grace5oriordan's picture
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found this one a bit bland.

blackwidow's picture

My children (8 year olds) absolutely adore this dish and it takes no time at all to prepare and cook. We add chicken with the seafood and sometimes a bit of extra chorizo but with home made stock, it doesn't need much more in the way of flavouring. Fantastic and in our top ten.

vicki_bernard's picture
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Fab recipe and so easy, my hubbie loved it! :o)

louiseh12's picture
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lovely recipe, quick and easy. will definately be making again:-)

funky5chick's picture
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Really easy and very tasty. Going to add some diced chicken next time.

ashleyhouston71's picture
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so tasty and so easy, used chicken instead of seafood and worked well. put in small chilli for an extra kick, will def do again.

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