Quick Paella

A super tasty cheat’s paella that you can quickly whip up in 15 minutes after a busy day at work. The chorizo adds heaps of instant flavour whilst the peppers and peas bring colour and natural sweetness to this dish.


½ x 200g chorizo ring, sliced
1 onion, chopped
150g frozen peas
½ chicken stock cube
1 garlic clove, crushed
200g (drained weight) roasted red peppers, sliced
½ tbsp sweet smoked paprika
500g leftover cooked rice or 2 x 250g cooked rice pouches
Small bunch fresh parsley, chopped, to serve
Lemon wedges to serve


  1. Put a large frying pan over a medium heat and fry the chorizo and onion for 4-5 minutes until the onion has softened and the chorizo has released its oils. Meanwhile, put the frozen peas into a heatproof bowl, pour over 150ml boiling water, add the stock cube and stir.
  2. Add the garlic, red peppers and paprika to the pan and cook, stirring, for another minute. Stir in the rice, then add the pea and stock mixture and cook over a high heat for 3-4 minutes until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is piping hot. Serve sprinkled with parsley, with lemon wedges for squeezing.

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