Easy paella

Easy paella

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Whip up this traditional Spanish dish straight from the storecupboard - it's low-fat too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
431
protein
34g
carbs
66g
fat
5g
saturates
1g
fibre
3g
sugar
5g
salt
2.14g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp each hot smoked paprika and dried thyme
  • 300g paella or risotto rice
  • 3 tbsp dry sherry or white wine (optional)
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes with garlic
  • 900ml chicken stock
  • 400g bag frozen seafood mix
  • juice ½ lemon, other half cut into wedges
  • handful flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and soften for 5 mins. Stir in the paprika, thyme and rice, stir for 1 min, then splash in the Sherry or wine, if using. Once it has evaporated, stir in the tomatoes and stock. Season and cook, uncovered, for about 15 mins, stirring now and again until rice is almost tender and still surrounded with some liquid.
  2. Stir the frozen seafood into the pan and cover with a lid. Simmer for 5 mins, or until the prawns are cooked through and the rice is tender. Squeeze over the lemon juice, scatter with parsley and serve with extra lemon wedges.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2010

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rosievimes's picture
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I have also made this recipe a few times, and really recommend it, especially if you're looking to make paella for the first time. It's straight forward and fairly quick to do. Similar to the comments below, I sometimes subsitute chicken and chorizo instead of the seafood, which works very well. If you are using seafood I would say fresh is best if you can get it, otherwise frozen is perfectly fine. It's definitely a recipe I keep coming back to.

Kamien20171's picture
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I've used this recipe several times and it always works a treat. Added prawns, chicken and chorizo today. Really easy to make, tastes great and highly recommended.

jennykw's picture
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Very nice!
Tried this with chicken breast, chorizo and prawns. Served to friends (one being a sea food hater) and they all loved it!
I also added a tsp of chilli powder and peas at the end.

vike87's picture
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Made this for our Valentines meal. We both loved it, so easy to make and tasty. We substituted the fish mix for prawns chicken and chorizo. Delicious.

ceciln's picture
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Felt a bit peckish & decided to give it a go.
Started with browning some diced chicken breast & added sweet peppers, peas & a little extra chilli.
Must of eaten about 4lb rice in 24 hours. EXCELLENT.

sywookes's picture
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Really enjoyed this.

kinnear2's picture
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Really nice

kinnear2's picture
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lovely

robertwormald's picture
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this was so easy, took just a few minutes prep everything. It got good comments too from the friends who ate it.

I added about 150g of chorizo, as described in the "Try" tip, but not the chickpeas :)

ginpop's picture

Very good. Added some peppers and peas, quick easy menu after coming in from shopping.

purplechaffinch's picture
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I liked it & would make it again. I added a bit of diced chorizo as there was some lurking in the fridge.

numpty1's picture

this is a really easy recipe. My daughter made it last night for her boyfriend and it was a success. She added a chilli for a little bite, which went really well with the dish

tracyann's picture
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Far better "quick" paella recipes on this site.

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