Easy paella

Easy paella

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(34 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Whip up this easy version of the traditional Spanish seafood dish straight from the storecupboard. Add extras such as chorizo and peas if you like

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal431
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs66g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein34g
  • salt2.14g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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  • 1 tsp each hot smoked paprika and dried thyme
    Paprika

    Paprika

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    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 300g paella or risotto rice
    Risotto rice

    Risotto rice

    To create an authentic creamy Italian risotto, the use of specialist rice is imperative. It…

  • 3 tbsp dry sherry or white wine (optional)
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes with garlic
    Tomato

    Tomato

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    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 900ml chicken stock
  • 400g bag frozen seafood mix
  • juice ½ lemon, other half cut into wedges
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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  • handful flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok. 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.

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Comments, questions and tips

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Chris Hall
27th May, 2017
2.55
This isn't paella, it's kind of tomato rice with seafood in it. It's OK but I'll try a different recipe in future.
AdelaX
24th Apr, 2017
5.05
Delicious paella! I have been making it for quite some time now! Easy to make and so tasty! 5stars from us!
Lozza61
29th Mar, 2017
Nothing like a real Spanish paella - too much tomato and not enough saffron? An far too moist - too much liquid for the rice :(
hacart
29th Jan, 2017
0.05
Whole family hated it. Easy to make but bland and too much stock.
AmandaHK
4th Oct, 2016
5.05
Absolutely gorgeous and empty plates from all the family - Good portion size for 2 adults and a 6 year old and 8 year old. As the recipe says - simple to make, but you do need the patience to wait for the liquid to absorb and thicken - try not adding too much white wine/sherry!
stevesmith711
24th Aug, 2016
Made this as per the ingredients. Totally rubbish. Could not eat it at all. It went in the bin and we went for a take away. How can anyone say this works is beyond me. It was just mush and gloop. Come on BBC up your game.
alexsousa
30th Aug, 2016
It sounds like you didn't cook it properly.
lucy58468lu
9th Nov, 2015
3.8
I must admit that I have never eaten paella before but I found this really easy to make and delicious. I added peas and found that they made the dish more interesting and I will probably be making this again (with peas).
Tom Sheldon Foo...
25th Oct, 2015
3.8
Delicious! I swapped several of the ingredients and it was still very enjoyable. Will do again!
caroles21
30th Jul, 2015
3.8
Very tasty and very easy. Needed a bit more liquid than suggested. Will try it with chorizo next time. Yummy!

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chipchap
22nd Jun, 2014
When cooking a Paella do you boil the rice first.
AmandaHK
4th Oct, 2016
5.05
If I'm using 'dry' rice (not the microwave packet stuff), I tend to rinse it under cold water until the water is clear before adding to the recipe/cooking to remove any excess starch. I find this helps to stop the rice becoming to 'stodgy' or 'clogged'
lucy58468lu
9th Nov, 2015
3.8
No, it will cook in the stock, good luck. I really enjoyed this meal when I made it.
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