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Cheat's paella

Cheat's paella


Make a cheat's paella in 30 minutes. And it still tastes as good as the real thing

  • Feeds 2 Feeds 2
  • Ready in 20 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    2208kj 526kcal
  • Fat
    Med 30%
  • Saturates
    Low 27%
  • Sugar
    Low 30%
  • Salt
    High 30%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 54g


  • 1 x 250g pack Co-op long grain microwave rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 40g Co-op chorizo ring, cut into 0.5cm disks
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp Co-op tomato puree
  • 100ml chicken stock
  • 50g Co-op frozen peas
  • 1 Co-op ready to eat chicken breast fillet, skinned and chopped into chunks
  • 8 Co-op ready to eat king prawns
  • Serve with chopped parsley, lemon wedges and Co-op crusty bread (optional)


  1. Heat the microwave rice according to the packet instructions
  2. Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, add the onion and pepper and fry gently for 5-6 minutes, until just starting to soften
  3. Add the chorizo and garlic to the pan and fry for a further couple of minutes, until the chorizo is just starting to crisp
  4. Add the heated rice to the pan, along with the tomato puree. Stir fry for 1 minute, breaking up any clumps of rice before adding the stock, peas. chicken chunks and prawns
  5. Cover, then reduce the heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes until heated through
  6. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately with lemon wedges and crusty bread if you like

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