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Quick & Easy Paella with Chicken & Prawns

From Tilda Kitchen

  • 31 - 60 Minutes
  • Medium
  • Serves 4

Try using Tilda Pure Basmati in place of ordinary long grain rice – it will absorb all the flavours of the Mediterranean. *Use Gluten Free stock to make this dish Gluten Free

Ingredients

Method

For the rice stage

250g Tilda Pure Basmati Rice
700ml fish stock* (made with 1 & 1⁄2 stock cubes)
2 bay leaves
1⁄2 tsp. turmeric
1⁄2 tsp. mixed herbs
100g frozen peas

For the chicken and prawn stage

3 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1⁄4 tsp. dried chilli flakes
1 red pepper, diced
250g chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
100g cooked tiger prawns
100g cooked mussels (optional)
125g raw scallops (optional)
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  1. For the rice stage, rinse the rice three times in cold water and drain well.
  2. Place the fish stock in a large saucepan, bring to the boil and add the bay leaves, turmeric and mixed herbs.
  3. Add the rice, cover, and cook over a very low heat for 16 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the frozen peas and cook for a further 4 minutes, until the stock is absorbed and the rice is cooked. Remove the bay leaves.
  5. Meanwhile, for the chicken and prawn stage, heat the oil in a paella pan or large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat.
  6. Add the onion, garlic and chilli flakes and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add the red pepper and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes, then add the chicken and stir-fry for a further 6-7 minutes.
  8. Stir in the prawns (and mussels and scallops if using and heat through gently for 4-5 minutes. Ensure the scallops are thoroughly cooked.
  9. Add the seafood mixture to the rice and stir gently to combine.
  10. Add the lemon juice and serve immediately.

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