Paella served in a casserole dish

Paella in the oven

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  • Makes 4 easily halved or doubled

Try this foolproof way of cooking paella in the oven. You can adapt it according to what you have in the fridge – in this case, chicken, chorizo and prawns

Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal642
fat25g
saturates10g
carbs68g
sugars4g
fibre6g
protein34g
salt2.8g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 8. Put the chopped tomatoes (including their juice), stock, paprika and saffron in a large heatproof jug or bowl and microwave for about 5 mins on high until steaming hot.

  • STEP 2

    Tip the onion and garlic into a generous roasting tin or ovenproof dish, drizzle over the oil and mix to coat. Cook in the oven for 20 mins until beginning to brown.

  • STEP 3

    Stir in the rice, chicken, chorizo and hot stock mixture, season well and return to the oven for 20 mins (don’t cover).

  • STEP 4

    Stir in the peeled prawns and peas, dot any shell-on prawns on top, and return to the oven for 5-10 mins until the rice, chicken and prawns are cooked through. If serving with lemon, a nice touch is to pop the lemon slices on top of the paella for the last 5 mins of cooking, to make them hot and juicy. Check the seasoning and serve at once.

RECIPE TIPS
OTHER IDEAS FOR PAELLA

If you have 250g cherry tomatoes to hand, cook them with the onions in step 2, omit the can of tomatoes and increase the stock to 1 litre.
 

OTHER IDEAS FOR PAELLA

You can spice up this dish by adding a good pinch of chilli flakes to the stock, and if you have fresh herbs to hand, add chopped rosemary in step 3.

OTHER IDEAS FOR PAELLA

For extra richness, finish the dish by stirring in a slug of dry sherry and a good knob of butter just before serving.

OTHER IDEAS FOR PAELLA

Add a handful of scrubbed mussels, as well as, or instead of the prawns. Discard any that don’t open.

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