Spanish Style Rice with Chorizo and Prawns

Spanish Style Rice

Half term has finished and it's back to reality. I hope all those that braved the Royal Cornwall Show didn't get too wet. We decided to give it a miss this year, mainly due to the weather. Its not much fun walking miles in the wind and rain with 2 reluctant children. Instead, we did some gardening (when it wasn't raining), put up the children's trampoline, cleaned the house in preparation for a viewing today (not holding out much hope), baked some banana and chocolate chip bars (a Mary Berry recipe) and went for a couple of nice walks.

I also did lots of cooking, one of the recipes being this Spanish Style Rice. I picked up some paella rice recently - you wouldn't believe how difficult it is to find in these parts of Cornwall - and decided to create something summery in the hope that Summer may actually arrive soon. The rice is flavoured with a pinch of saffron and the salty chorizo and sweet king prawns complement each other well. All in all it was very tasty and only takes 30 minutes from start to finish.

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Spanish Style Rice with Chorizo and Prawns
Lemon wedges to serve
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • 1 Red Pepper, chopped
  • Glug of Oil
  • 150g Chorizo, chopped
  • 200g Paella Rice
  • 450ml Hot Chicken Stock
  • Pinch of Saffron
  • Handful Frozen Peas
  • 250g Cooked King Prawns
  • Lemon Wedges to serve
Step 1: In a frying pan (with a lid as, you will need it later), heat the oil then fry the onions and peppers until soft. Add the chorizo and cook for a few minutes to release the oils.Step 2: Add the paella rice and stir to coat in the oil.Step 3: In a jug combine the stock with the saffron and stir to combine. Add this to the rice, put the lid on and cook for 10 minutes.Step 4: Take the lid off, give it a stir (you may need to add a drop of boiling water if it is looking a little dry) and stir in the peas and prawns. Put the lid back on and continue to cook for 5 minutes.

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 Adult and 2 Child portions


  1. This looks delicious. I've meaning to cook paella for a while. Just back from the supermarket though so will have to wait until next week now, thanks for reminding me.

  2. Love this recipe! I'm anxious to try chorizo and prawns are a yummy addition! You make it look so simple to prepare at home, this recipe is on my must-try list! Also, I liked this recipe so much that I featured it on my blog today:

  3. One of my favorite meals with rice!