Easiest ever paella

Easiest ever paella

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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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apvdstelt
22nd May, 2013
5.05
Added chicken and prawns. Delish!
thehickstar
5th Apr, 2013
4.05
Great recipe, doddle to make and can easily be adapted to suit all tastes. I just added chicken, a red pepper, white wine and prawns...a mighty fine meal it was! Thanks very much.
jackarama
20th Mar, 2013
4.05
add half a teaspoon of cayenne with the chorizo to give it a lovely wee kick. my wife loved this recipe
miketv
16th Mar, 2013
I like to add white wine, chopped red peppers and chicken. Delicious.
nursenicola
12th Mar, 2013
5.05
Very simple and tasty dish with very little preparation needed. Never thought I would be able to make a paella but this recipe really is fool-proof!
dpearce33
8th Mar, 2013
4.05
Good basic paella recipe but surprised that there is no mention of garlic as an ingredient and would definitely recommend using paella rice as this gives the authentic paella consistency. In Spain, Saffron paella mix is used to colour/flavour paella
yevgine
23rd Feb, 2013
5.05
Amazing!
samkiki1234
3rd Feb, 2013
Very tasty... I used paella rice instead of long grain, and added a red pepper. For some reason had to add a lot more stock, and it took much longer to cook, but well worth making. Serves 4, yes... Seconds for both of us!!
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hobbychef
24th Jan, 2013
4.05
I've tried making paella several times but it always tasted a bit bland. This time I used Kallo organic chicken stock cubes and the difference in taste was amazing!
reiney2k1
5th Jan, 2013
5.05
As a bit of a novice, this was really easy to make with good results. Had no seafood mix, so used king prawns. Very generous portions. Will definitely make again. Husband, sister and brother-in-law raved about it!

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