Paella fried rice

Paella fried rice

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A great dish when you fancy a taste of the med in an instant. This cheat's paella is as authentic as you can be in 10 minutes!

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
347
protein
20g
carbs
50g
fat
9g
saturates
2g
fibre
2g
sugar
3g
salt
1.19g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 small chorizo sausages, cut into slices
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 600g cooked plain rice
  • 200g frozen cooked prawns
  • 100g frozen peas
  • lemon wedges, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat oil in a frying pan. Tip in the chorizo, onion and garlic, then cook for a couple of mins until softened. Stir through turmeric, followed by the rice, prawns and peas and 150ml boiling water.
  2. Keep stirring until everything is warmed through and the water has been absorbed. Serve with lemon wedges.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2008

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masterfox_86's picture
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Really liked this recipe. It made up very quickly for a speedy supper and was very tasty. Good for using up some odds and ends of veg in my fridge too.

melody0418's picture
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Made this tonight ..... Used Marinara Mix instead of just prawns. I'm still on a high from all the compliments! Definitely one to try again.

the-cats-mother's picture
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I had a lot of odds and ends in the fridge that needed using up, so I added celery, red pepper, extra garlic and a cubed chicken breast. I forgot the turmeric and the peas. It seemed a bit dry so a tin of chopped tomatoes seemed like a good idea, but reaching into the cupboard I knocked a jar of Arrabbiata pasta sauce to the floor. The jar broke but I salvaged half the sauce and - waste not want not - added it to the pan. With this tomato-and-chilli sauce, and without the turmeric, it wasn't paella so I added Cajun seasoning and - hey presto - jambalaya! Absolutely delicious.

chalky2501's picture
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Forgot to rate it.

chalky2501's picture
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Great mid week quick meal. Chicken stock and Paprika / Smoked Paprika helps set it off more. Lemon juice makes it taste great.

hhaskell's picture
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This was very bland and was a big disappointment. The rice may have tasted better if some stock was added instead of water but def won't be making again as there are far nicer paella recipes available.

charlie0956's picture
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Made this last night. But i added 2 chicken stock cubes to the rice water, glad i did or i think it would have been completely tasteless. As it was it was enjoyable, my partner had 2 bowls full. think next time i may add a tin of tomatoes or add some smoked paprika for extra flavor too.

joshje's picture
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The recipe asks for cooked rice, but then tells you to add water whilst cooking.

I imagine you should use uncooked rice in this recipe, this needs changing.

grainne97's picture
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Yum! Be careful with the water, I added too much the first time and washed out the taste a bit!

gill_david's picture
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Definitely a 'keeper' as we say in our house. Really easy midweek meal, very tasty indeed.

largomjf's picture
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Very very easy and very tasty. Really mustn't scrimp on the chorizo though and next time I'll add some mushrooms for a bit more veg

emilydickerson's picture

Lovely - but please bear in mind that it is 600g of COOKED rice, which is considerably less that 600g of uncooked rice!

24lol12's picture
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Much quicker than authentic paella for midweek meal and just as tasty.

andylaff's picture

not a paella but really easy and quick

jessilou's picture

Paella or not, it is fab.
We had with chopped tomatoes, extra lemon and garlic, mixed veg instead of peas and 2 diced chicken breasts instead of chorizo. Basically, a different recipe, but defo try it - even the kids wanted more - great way to shove some veg down their beaks.

rebecca2424's picture
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The dish was lovely but I am appalled at the calorie-counting. My daughter is ill and we have to check she gets a certain number of calories per day, she looked at this recipe and said there's no way this could be 347 calories so I worked it out from the packets, using 250g chorizo and only 400g rice and it came to 778 calories per portion?! Because of the I am VERY dissapointed.

wisedog's picture
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forgot to rate

wisedog's picture
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made this dish tonight used spicy chorizo added some left over gammon and cooked rice in stock as suggested, pefect meal that was quick and loved by adults and kids alike. Next time may use frozen seafood mix instead of just prawns.

mcconta's picture
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Delicious and so easy, whole family loved it. Added extra chorizo and chicken stock, really tasty.

buffduffdan's picture
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A really nice recipe. Very easy to cook, very tasty and very quick. A lovely dinner that the whole family enjoyed :)

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