Cheat's Paella

4.0/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Serves: 4 to 8
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Ready in: 20 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Cheat's Paella

This is a great way to get perfect Paella quickly and easily.


  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 small onions, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 red pepper
  • cut into 1cm pieces
  • ½ tsp paprika, optional
  • 350g long grain rice
  • 200g frozen chicken strips
  • defrosted and cooked
  • 500g frozen jumbo prawns
  • 600mls boiling water, roughly
  • 1½ vegetable stock cubes, crumbled
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • Only a little salt needed
  • Course ground black pepper
  • 2 pots fresh parsley, chopped roughly

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  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C gas mark 6.
  2. Heat the oil, and then add the onions, garlic, and pepper.
  3. Cook for 10 minutes so the pepper releases its colour slightly, add ½ tsp paprika to help that along.
  4. Next add the rice and coat well in the oil and onion.
  5. Then add the chicken pieces and the prawns then mix really well.
  6. Next, add the boiling water, stock cube, tomato puree, a little salt and pepper and really mix well.
  7. Bring back to the boil, cover with a tight fitting lid and then pop into the oven.
  8. Cook for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven, remove the lid and stir well.
  10. Recover and leave for 10 minutes, then serve with a sprinkling of parsley.

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