Easy Spanish paella

    41 min

    Paella is a Catalan word which derives from the Old French word paelle for pan which in turn comes from the Latin word patella for pan as well. Patella is also akin to the modern French poêle, the Welsh padell, the Italian padella, the Old Spanish padilla, the Polish patelnia, and the New Mexican Spanish puela.


    Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
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    Serves: 4 

    • 100ml olive oil
    • 200g chopped onion
    • 200g sausage
    • 600g chicken
    • salt to taste
    • 300g rice
    • 150g prawns
    • 25g clams
    • 25g mussels
    • 25g calamari
    • 100ml white wine
    • 100g chopped tomato
    • 400ml chicken stock
    • 1 pinch saffron
    • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
    • 50g garden peas

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1min resting  ›  Ready in:41min 

    1. First, heat the oil and when it is hot enough, add chopped onion; saute well. Add sausage and chicken, season with salt and fry until lightly browned.
    2. Add rice and seafood and saute along with meat, then add white wine and allow to absorb. Once absorbed, add chopped tomatoes and chicken stock.
    3. Check the salt and adjust seasoning; add saffron and paprika. Cook all the ingredients for about 20 minutes over a slow fire. When the stock is halfway absorbed, add fresh peas.
    4. Paella is finished once all liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Take off the heat and let stand for about 10 minutes, covering the top with greaseproof paper.


    If the rice has been cooked correctly, the rice grains should be loose, not clumped together or having a mushy texture.

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    A very filling Paella, easily made. I swapped the Calamari, Mussels, Clams and Prawns for a Seafood Cocktail containing everything except the clams. Forgot to add the white wine and added slices of Chorizo instead of sausage. The amount is enough for 4 with a salad or 2 large portions either way it is worth trying this recipe even if you've never made Paella before.  -  26 Mar 2014


    superrrr  -  27 Sep 2011


    Only used the chicken and prawns and added some chorizo as the sausage. Was fab. It did take a little longer to cook tho, about another 10 minutes.  -  07 Jan 2016