Easy paella

Easy paella

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  • 0:20 Prep
  • 0:30 Cook
  • 4 Servings
  • Capable cooks

Now is the time to make something new, like this deliciously easy paella!

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  • Pinch saffron threads
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (125g) chorizo, thinly sliced
  • 2 (260g) Steggles chicken thigh fillets, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 medium red onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 small red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 medium red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups Massel chicken style liquid stock
  • 12 (355g) medium green prawns, peeled, tails intact, deveined
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, to serve
  • Lemon wedges, to serve


  • Step 1
    Combine saffron and 1 tablespoon warm water in a jug. Stand for 5 minutes.
  • Step 2
    Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan, over medium-high heat. Cook chorizo, stirring, for 3 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a plate. Cover to keep warm. Add chicken to pan. Cook for 3 minutes each side or until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Cover to keep warm.
  • Step 3
    Add onion, garlic, chilli and paprika to pan. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until onion has just softened. Add capsicum. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until softened. Add rice. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until rice is coated. Add saffron mixture, tomato and stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until rice is almost tender.
  • Step 4
    Return chicken and chorizo to pan. Stir in prawns and peas. Cover. Cook for 3 minutes or until prawns and peas are cooked through. Serve topped with parsley and lemon wedges.

  • Low carb


  • 2402 kj


  • 23.2g

    Fat Total

  • 7g

    Saturated Fat

  • 4.3g


  • 37.4g


  • 147mg


  • 1321mg


  • 50.1g

    Carbs (total)

All nutrition values are per serve


Super saver: Use 350g chunky marinara mix instead of prawns and save around $1.93 in total.

  • Author: Katrina Woodman
  • Image credit: Mark O'Meara
  • Publication: Super Food Ideas

Source: taste.com.au


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