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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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 :)

kayleigh25's picture
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Made this for tea tonight - I read other comments and added 1 tsp of tumeric instead of half and also used chicken stock with the rice. Such an easy recipe and tasted lovely - my partner also loved it!

kategoudy's picture
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This is probably the quickest meal I have ever made! It's definitely not the real paella but give it a break - fried rice is in the title too!! I used diced chorizo for ease and added frozen raw prawns instead so took a little longer than 5 mins to cook. However, overall a really easy and quick mid-week meal. Plenty of seasoning and lemon juice required though!

andrewritchie1985's picture
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Don't know if it is because I under-seasoned it, or because I could not find proper chroizo, or just because it is a bad recipe but I found this dish bland and couldn't even finish it...very disappointing

moc222's picture
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Loved this rice dish. Great as a side dish to BBQ prawns or fish. Served to friends and they wanted to recipe to try for themselves.

vickpole's picture
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It's ok, healthy and easy but not staggeringly tasty.

traineechef84's picture

loved this!!! really easy as a simple dinner if u have been working

alipali_a's picture

It's not really paella.

mccamley's picture
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This is the first time Ive attempted Paella, I made it on Saturday & it was lovely MMM I'll defo make it again, I added chicken stock and mushrooms, yum yum :-)

leonmouat's picture

Delicious and really simple to make. A new favourite!!

justadreamer's picture
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Even though this isn't a true paella, for those of us who don't actually like anything too fishy it's perfect. I ended up adding red pepper and cooked chicken, I cooked it all in stir fry oil rather than vegetable oil and when I cooked the rice I added a chicken stock cube to the water. The whole meal was incredibly flavourful, especially with the chorizo sausage (which needs to be chopped up pretty small), and I will definitely be cooking it again.

blogizzle's picture

Before making this I read the comments from people complaining how bland it was. Add a full tsp of Turmeric, some chilli flakes and add a lot of Chorizo and it's fine. It's also quite a light meal which means it should be good when it gets warmer over here.

The best fake paella disk I've cooked on here so far.

shubedu's picture
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This receipe worked out really well, where I used fresh scallops and prawns. It is so easy too and definately a good midweek treat!

clairefiorentino's picture
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Effortlessly delicious

ccraig86's picture
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Bland!!

daniellemarie's picture

Loved it, there was so much flavour, i will definetly cook it again

bengalcat's picture
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Really quick and easy and really tasty. Will certainly cook again!

ahaldane's picture
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I also added extra tumeric and chorizo and some additional scallops. We loved it and will definitely be making this again.

debs3016's picture
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Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious!! I halved the ingredients as was just making for two although i added more turmeric than suggested and also some chilli flakes and a sprinkle of salt.

barney2167's picture

I cooked this at lunchtime for the boys on the watch, I added extra prawns, extra Chorizo and used 2 tsp of tumeric instead of a half tsp, the result was 5 empty bowls and "when can we have that again?" I think they liked it !!!
Not a true paella but very tasty, quick and easy, a superb lunchtime meal.

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