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  • Quick
  • Serves 6
  • 15 mins prep
  • 15 mins cook

Simple paella

simple paella

Simple paella, fish recipe, brought to you by Woman's Day


Simple paella

  • 1 L chicken stock
  • pinch saffron
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded, cubed
  • 1 chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 1 chicken breast fillet, cubed
  • 500 g green prawns, peeled, deveined
  • 1 3/4 cups medium grain white rice
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 8 mussels, scrubbed
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • lemon wedges, to serve


Simple paella

  1. Bring stock and saffron to the boil in a large saucepan on high. Reduce heat to simmer.
  2. Heat half the oil in a large saucepan. Saute onion and garlic 1-2 minutes until onion is tender. Add capsicum, chorizo and chicken and cook, stirring, 5-6 minutes or until browned and the chicken is cooked. Transfer to a bowl. Cook prawns until just changed in colour. Set aside.
  3. Heat remaining oil in same pan on high. Cook rice, paprika and turmeric for 1 minute, stirring. Add white wine and simmer 3-4 minutes, until almost evaporated.
  4. Add hot stock and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes without stirring. Add mussels. Cover and simmer 4-5 minutes, until the mussel shells open.
  5. Stir chorizo mixture, prawns, tomatoes, peas and parsley into rice and heat through. Serve with lemon wedges.


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