Easy Paella

I’ve probably said it before but I firmly believe anyone can cook if they try, it’s the trying that is the hard part! The concept of making something like paella is probably fairly daunting even for people who do cook but I promise, and this is coming from a lazy student, that this recipe is so easy to do!

What you need: (feeds 2)

  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Chorizo sausage, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 1 pack of peeled, cooked prawns
  • 1/2 tin of chopped tomatos
  • Olive oil
  • Enough rice for 2 (I usually measure my rice by cups e.g. 1 cup for 2 people)


What you need to do:

  1. Start by frying the onions in olive oil and garlic until they are soft but not brown. It’s best to use a wok as when the liquid is added it will overflow in a frying pan.
  2. Add in the chorizo and fry until it releases it’s oils
  3. Stir the rice in so it is covered in the oils
  4. Add the stock and leave to simmer for around 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
  5. As the stock reduces and the rice begins to look and taste cooked add your prawns and stir until the stock has reduced fully and the rice is cooked
  6. Add the chopped tomatos and stir for 5 – 10 minutes, until the liquid from the tomatos has reduced
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Alternatively!: Sometimes when I have the money, or the food already in, I add chicken into the mix. Just fry the chicken with the chorizo and follow the recipe as usual

One thought on “Easy Paella

  1. I’ve been planning on doing paella for ages now! I bought prawns a while back, and I have the chicken in the freezer but life got in the way and the prawns have now been eaten 🙂 This looks like a really good and simple recipe though 🙂

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