Paella fried rice

Paella fried rice

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(46 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins


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

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal347
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein20g
  • salt1.19g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 small chorizo sausages, cut into slices



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

  • 1 onion, sliced



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

  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 600g cooked plain rice
  • 200g frozen cooked prawn



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

  • 100g frozen pea
  • lemon wedges, to serve



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…


  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.

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Comments (66)

wisedog's picture

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

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

buffduffdan's picture

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

kayleigh25's picture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Effortlessly delicious

daniellemarie's picture

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

bengalcat's picture

Really quick and easy and really tasty. Will certainly cook again!

ahaldane's picture

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


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