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Quick and easy paella

Recipe from: 24 July 2015
recipe, easy weekday meals, chicken

Ingredients 8
Servings 4
Time 00;05


  • 300
    basmati rice
  • 1
    Spanish-style tomatoes
  • 4-8
    ready-roasted chicken drumsticks
  • 2
    Spanish or Russian sausages, sliced
  • 1
    red pepper, seeded and cut into strips
  • 150
    cooked and peeled prawns
  • 250
    ready-cut green beans or frozen peas
  • fresh basil, to serve


Place the rice into a large pan or pot over a medium heat. Pour the tomatoes over and stir. Arrange the chicken, sausage and red pepper slices over the rice. Pour 500ml water over and season with salt to taste. Cover and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and steam for 15 minutes.

Remove the lid and scatter the prawns and beans or peas over the rice. Add a little more water if necessary. Cover and increase the heat to medium. Steam for another five minutes. For a touch of authenticity, serve the paella in the pan. Garnish with fresh basil.

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