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Poor man's paella

Recipe from: 5/22/1998 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 11
Servings 6


  • 1
    large onion, finely chopped
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1
    green pepper, seeded and diced
  • oil
  • 5
  • 500
    uncooked rice
  • 2
    large tomatoes, skinned and finely chopped
  • 425
    pilchards in tomato
  • 2
    chicken stock cubes
  • 125
    frozen peas
  • g
    mussels in brine, drained


Using a large pan, fry the onion, garlic and green pepper in a little oil until tender. Add the turmeric and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the rice and stir-fry again for about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and mix. Drain the can of pilchards and add boiling water to the sauce to make up 1 litre. Dissolve the chicken stock cubes in the mixture and add to the rice mixture. Reduce the heat and simmer until the rice is tender and done and most of the liquid has been absorbed (add extra liquid if necessary). Add the peas, fish and mussels and heat until warmed through. Serve hot. Serves 6-8.

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