This Easy Paella Recipe is a slight twist on the traditional recipe. Originating from Valencia, this dish would normally contain meat rice and green beans. Most people think of Seafood when they think of Paella. Well, Brits do anyway.
I love Spanish food. If you love it as much as me you’ll love this Easy Paella Recipe. I’ve been fortunate growing up as my parents have a holiday home on the Costa Del Sol, and I’ve been visiting for over 25 years now!
- 100g Chorizo
- 1 Skinless diced chicken breast
- 150g Frozen King Prawns
- 1 Onion - diced
- 500ml Chicken stock
- 400g Tinned tomatoes
- 2 Tbsp Paprika
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- 1/2 Lemon
- Pinch of chopped parsley leaves
- 1 Cup of Paella rice
- Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan, or wok.
- Cook the chicken breast for 2 minutes, and then add a the Paprika. When slightly browned, remove and place to one side
- Add a little more oil to the pan, and fry off the onions for a minute or two, before adding the chorizo and garlic. Cook until chorizo is slightly crispy on the outside.
- Add the Paella rice for 1 minute, to soak up all of the juices stirring regularly.
- Mix the tomatoes and the chicken stock, and cook for a further 5 minutes.
- Add the frozen king prawns, and the chicken and cook for a further minutes.
- Add chopped parsley and a side of lemon to serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 968Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 318mgSodium: 2378mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 8gSugar: 14gProtein: 72g
Calculated by Nutritionix and not always 100% accurate
If I was to decide between my favourite foods, it would have to be Spanish or Mexican. It must be something to do with the Paprika, and Cayenne smokey flavours I think. These distinct flavours really work wonders for my taste buds!
This isn’t a traditional Spanish paella recipe, more of a preference of mine as the more traditional version doesn’t include onions or chorizo, and there is more seafood in a typical Spanish dish. Let me know if you’d like me to share the more cultural version!
There’s lot’s of things you can add to this such as peas, muscles, peppers, chillis etc, but this gives off a lovely smokey taste, with the lemon juice citrus sweetening off the finish!
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