Easiest ever paella

Easiest ever paella

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(223 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Think paella's too much of a challenge? Think again, this easy recipe makes it foolproof and is full of fantastic flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal518
  • fat12g
  • saturates0.4g
  • carbs75g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre5g
  • protein32g
  • salt1.29g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 leek or onion, sliced
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 110g pack chorizo sausage, chopped
    Chorizo

    Chorizo

    chore-reeth-oh

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

  • 1 tsp turmeric
    Turmeric

    Turmeric

    term-er-ik

    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 300g long grain rice
  • 1l hot fish or chicken stock
  • 200g frozen pea
  • 400g frozen seafood mix, defrosted

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan, then soften the leek for 5 mins without browning. Add the chorizo and fry until it releases its oils. Stir in the turmeric and rice until coated by the oils, then pour in the stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 mins, stirring occasionally.

  2. Tip in the peas and cook for 5 mins, then stir in the seafood to heat through for a final 1-2 mins cooking or until rice is cooked. Check for seasoning and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

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amichelles17
8th Aug, 2015
5.05
This dish went down a storm. We added some strips of chicken, which worked very well. It may not be a traditional paella but it was certainly very delicious and simple.
marc0
12th Jun, 2015
what happened to the sofrito ?long grain rice ??? Saffron optional maybe ? I have mentioned this before this is a rice dish not paella there is nothing here that you would or originates in a paella even if you took out the meat and fish as for chorizo never should you put chorizo in a paella and never fry pimenton (cayen pepper it goes bitter any half decent chef will tell you boil in water or liquid but don't fry in oil only Sorry to be such a downer
64Skidoo
22nd May, 2015
5.05
Another great recipe from BBC Good Food! It makes an enormous amount and it also freezes very well too. I was looking for a quick, easy and tasty Paella and I wasn't disappointed. I've made it 3 times now and it always goes down well! www.64skidoo.co.uk
mandybrain
14th May, 2015
5.05
Brilliant recipe, the only one I use for paella. Can readily be changed to include a mix of chicken, seafood, etc. We always like this. Quick to make for tea too.
carwil13
26th Apr, 2015
Far too bland even with extra smoked paprika. I even tried wine and that didn't work.
LaurenceCarr
31st Jan, 2015
0.05
As soon as I saw 'Long grain rice' this recipe has to be one star. Sorry, you cannot use long grain for paella
betsyvriend
16th Feb, 2015
If you haven't even tried cooking this dish you should remove your comment. It's completely irrelevant and unhelpful; it just makes you sound like a snooty know-it-all.
Paellamaker
14th Jan, 2015
0.05
Why? You could name this "yellow rice with stuff" but it never can be called "paella" First: Spanish people dont add chorizo to everything, and of course you never add it to the paella, ever. Any kind of paella has chorizo as an ingredient. Never. Second: paella has not onion -.- but instead you add a little of tomato sauce. Third: paella is never made with long rice. Long rice it doesnt take the paella flavour. Same easiness and much nicer than this, and you could call it "paella".
mellie11
11th Sep, 2014
5.05
This is a really good store-cupboard (and freezer) recipe. Like others I usually add a pepper but it's fine without when the fridge is empty! There are more interesting and elaborate paella recipes out there but this is so quick and tasty it gets 5* as an easy healthy mid-week supper.
meanie303
18th Aug, 2014
3.8
Pretty good recipe. I was making this for a pescatarian so I dropped the chorizo and added Paprika to jazz it up a little instead. Like some of the other commenters I also added additional veg - red peppers and runner beans - after the onion browning phase. It worked well.

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