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Paella fried rice

Paella fried rice

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(46 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

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

  • kcalories347
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein20g
  • salt1.19g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 small chorizo sausages, cut into slices

    Chorizo

    chore-reeth-oh

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

  • 1 onion, sliced

    Onion

    un-yun

    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

    Prawn

    praw-n

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

  • 100g frozen pea
  • lemon wedges, to serve

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

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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.

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Comments (65)

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.

felicitypig's picture

a smashing dish! added mushrooms and used ready sliced chorizo,as haven't used it before. it tasted fab but did need a little something more... maybe a bit of chilli. will use next time!! very easy and so different from our usual fayre! thanks.

kfurber's picture
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If you take into consideration the time it takes to thow this together then it really is wonderful. Lovely supper for an evening when I couldn´t really be bothered to cook but still wanted something nourishing.

nettyuk's picture

my son made this for cookery - very nice and tasty!

janerollinson's picture
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This a regular favourite, especially with my 4 year old son. Very quick and tasty. Works anytime of year. Great with minced chilli on the top (but only for me, not my wussy partner!).

lizzie712's picture

Made this for tea tonight, loved it! I'm not a confident cook and have been trying new stuff, this was very easy and really good, the family loved it too!!

cat123's picture
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I wasn't very impressed with this. It was OK, but didn't have enough flavour to make it special. Won't be making this again.

catfielden's picture
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Excellent recipe. I used two small chorizo sausages as recommended but for two people and did 200g of rice. I used a mixture of small and tiger prawns. Just enough for dinner and a packed lunch.

I added a chopped red pepper, which added an extra colour and gave a slight sweetness which I thought helped. I'd consider adding some chopped chestnut mushrooms too. I had the whole thing done in less than 20 mins too.

cookaholic-94's picture
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I think this is a gorgeous recipe. It is not a paella but is just as good. It is quick and incredibly easy. I added more chorizo and prawns which makes it even tastier! It went down really well with my family.

djmcnae's picture
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Of course it is not paella, and I wouldn't have expected it to be but it tasted lovely and was a big hit with the whole family! I added far more chorizo than stated which worked. Perfect mid-week dinner when you are in a hurry!!

wisedog's picture
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This may not have been paella but it was extremely tasty and quick to make. I used green beans instead of peas and it went down very well with my 2 yr old. Will be making this again soon!!!!!!

finglaspete's picture
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really nice and alot easier to make than i thought, chorizos oil put a lovely flavour through the dish. highly recommended! paella or not it was nice and the others who had it thought it was good too.

aimeem's picture
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Loved this I added chilli and a tin of chopped tomatoes, dinner guests loved it and were going back for more!! Will make this again and reccomend others to try it out!!!

stephrea's picture

I made this and is was easy and absolutely georgeous.. i added loads of chorizo and it was really tasty.. defo make again!

jojobean83's picture

ok, so it's not technically paella, but who really cares, it tastes GORGEOUS! The people saying it has no taste must have done something wrong.

flossiemac's picture
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Very simple and easy to do. A good way to use up chorizo and prawns

beckie's picture
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Really disappointed - no flavour to it whatsoever - so bland.
The rice measurements are also completely out - I ended up throwing two thirds of it away.
Definitely wont cook again - not a good one for me.

rebeccasophia5's picture
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a very tasty 'rice' dish. surprisingly rich and filling. added loads of peas and prawns for colour and interest. I'm usually a bit suspicious of dishes that combine meat with fish - but this one turned out great! great cold with salad the next day too...

sparks's picture
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It was good even without the prawns!

clangford's picture

Very, very tasty and quick to make!

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