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Try this delicious twist on the traditional humble paella! Improvised to prawn perfection! I guarantee you and your family will love the crispy prawns, and the flavoursome rice! Perfect for a Sunday family lunch special! This dish can be serves alone, however it works even better with sides of garlic bread, jacket potatoes seasoned with sour cream and chives, or even the simple bruschetta! The beauty of this recipe is that it is so versatile, and can be served for lunch, dinner, or even prepared the night before for a compact and convenient lunch on the go, as it can be served either warm of cold.


What you will need

6 cups chicken stock

3 tablespooons of olive oil

2 cloves of fresh garlic (crushed)

2 small red chillies (crushed with garlic)

1 onion (chopped)

1/4 of a red capsicum (finely sliced)

2 cups arborio rice

1/2 cup of fresh (or frozen) peas

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 cup of freshly chopped roma tomatoes

14 fresh (raw) prawns, seasoned with salt, pepper and paprika (prawns can be chopped or used whole, depending on your personal taste)

1/4 cup fresh parsley

1/4 cup of freshly chopped shallots

lemon wedges to serve



Serves: 4 people

1. Place the stock in a lidded saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer

2. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the oil, onion, chilli, capsicum, and garlic, and cook until the onion is golden in colour.

3. Stir in the rice, tomatoes and the tomato paste and cook for 3-4 minutes. 

4. Gradually add cups of the hot stock to the rice, stirring continuously, until each coup of chicken stock is absorbed into the rice, and the rice becomes al dente.

5. Add the fresh prawns and cook until crispy and cooked through.

6. Add the shallots, peas, and parsley.

7. Serve onto plater and garnish with lemon wedges, and parsley sprigs

preparation time: 15 minutes

cooking time: 25 -30 minutes


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