Anna's Family Kitchen was inspired by my love of food and desire to feed my family healthy, home cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing but don’t require hours of prep in the kitchen.

Family Friendly Paella

I’ve adapted this crowd pleaser so that it is more family friendly. I confess the edamame beans were used as I didn’t have frozen peas but they really worked! For a little bit of authenticity I include prawns as both boys love them but you could keep the cost of the dish down by omitting them and it’ll be just as tasty. The whole dish takes just 30 minutes to knock up and only uses one pan!

Serves: 4

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Difficulty: easy



2 small onions chopped⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 garlic cloves crushed or 1 tbsp garlic paste⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
250g cooking chorizo cut into slices⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
500g chicken breasts cut into strips⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
100ml white wine⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
150g King Prawns (optional)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 tsp smoked paprika⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Large pinch Saffron⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 red pepper cubed⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
250g paella rice⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 tbsp tomato purée⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
700ml good chicken stock⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
100g peas or edamame beans

Juice of 1/2 lemon plus extra lemon wedges to serve

Heat a large pan and add a lug of oil, the onion, garlic and chorizo slices.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Colour for a few minutes before adding the chicken, rice, smoked paprika, saffron, pepper & tomato purée. Stir well.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Add the wine, reduce, stir, then add the stock and seasoning. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked stirring every couple of minutes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Add more stock or water if the Paella looks like it is becoming too dry.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Add the prawns for the final 5 minutes squeeze over the lemon and pop a lid on the pan for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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