Cheats paella

2.7/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Ready in: 20 mins
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
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Cheats paella


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

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