Easy Chorizo and King Prawn Paella

This is not an authentic paella by any stretch of the imagination but it is very quick and easy and most importantly tastes absolutely amazing.

I've made a similar dish before, which I posted a few years ago but I've tweaked the recipe somewhat from the original version. It's now ram-packed with flavour and a squeeze of lemon juice at the end of cooking lifts it even further. A dish like this eaten on a cold, crisp January day really starts reminding me that the longer and warmer days of Spring and Summer are just around the corner...and they can't come soon enough. Roll on the clocks changing I say and surely we are due a hot one this year?!

What dishes do you turn to in the Winter to remind yourself of long hot summer days.

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Easy Chorizo and King Prawn Paella
Perfect with a glass of wine
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 1 TSP Dried Chilli Flakes
  • 200g Chorizo, sliced
  • 600g Cooked Basmati Rice
  • 200g Cooked King Prawns
  • 100g Frozen Petit Pois
  • 250ml Vegetable Stock
  • Salt and Pepper
Step 1: Fry the onion, garlic, chilli's and chorizo in a little oil until the onion is soft.Step 2: Sprinkle in the turmeric and stir then add all of the other ingredients.Step 3: Simmer and continue to stir until all the stock is absorbed - about 20 minutes. Season and serve.

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4


  1. That looks delicious, love the first photo especially, looks like you have got the hang of depth of field.
    A lovely taste of summer to come.

  2. Yay, so glad you enjoyed it Di.

    Slowly getting there with the photo's Marcus

  3. Yes please I'll have a bowl of that!
    Loving the photos from your new camera!

  4. Just tried this tonight it was very simple and tasty thanks for the recipe!