Paella; but not as you know it!

In my younger days, my food repertoire was very limited. I didn’t eat vegetables (with the exception of sweetcorn) and I especially didn’t eat fishy things. Since then, I have come a long way. I eat a much more healthy and varied diet as well as introducing new foods. The fish thing, I’m getting there… I tried king prawns a few years ago and am happy to cook them these days 🙂

So here is a favourite recipe of mine! It’s great for midweek, and you can store and take to lunch the next day…

Paella Fried Rice

(BBC Good Food)

serves 4, ready in 15 minutes

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 small chorizo sausages, cut into slices
  • 1 onion , sliced
  • 1 garlic clove , chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 600g cooked plain rice
  • 200g frozen cooked prawns
  • 100g frozen peas
  • lemon wedges, to serve


  1. Heat oil in a frying pan. Tip in the chorizo, onion and garlic, then cook for a couple of mins until softened. Stir through turmeric, followed by the rice, prawns and peas and 150ml boiling water.
  2. Keep stirring until everything is warmed through and the water has been absorbed. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition per serving:

347 kcalories, protein 20g, carbohydrate 50g, fat 9 g, saturated fat 2g, fibre 2g, sugar 3g, salt 1.19 g

I always throw in a bit more chorizo as I love the flavour. There is no reason you couldn’t add other vegetables to get more of your 5-a-day.

If you add this to your menu this week, or next, leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Elle 🙂 x




  1. LifeInYellow
    November 13, 2012 / 14:56

    Thanks so much for the link, Elle! 🙂 This dish looks DELISH! Bon apetit!

    • Danielle Linton
      November 15, 2012 / 11:34

      No problem! Thanks again for sharing your meal planner with the world! 😉 x

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