Spanish Paella

Today I decided to visit the local Aldi supermarket one of the items I bought was a little 500g bag of Paella Rice.  I decided that because I hadn’t made Paella before only enjoying it at the restaurant I’d make it for this evenings meal. 

The packaging included a recipe which I decided to follow however didn’t include all the suggested fish and decided to mainly include prawns. 

2 tablespoons Olive oil
1 Onion
12 cherry tomatoes chopped (recipe called for 6 tomatoes)
3 Garlic cloves (recipe said 1)
A pinch of saffron
3 teaspoons of Paprika
A packet of prawns approximately 350g (recipe said 100g)
I also included a small amount of seafood mix ( recipe called for fish and shelled mussels)
250g which was half the packet of Paella rice
500ml vegetable stock (or fish)
Half a tin of garden pea’s (recipe did not call for this)



1. Heat oil in a wide shallow pan, add the onions and gently fry. 

2. Add the garlic, tomatoes and saffron.  Cook for 5 minutes.


3. Add the fish and cook for 5 minutes. 


4. Add the rice, peas, paprika and stock.  Allow to simmer for 15 minutes, add a little more water if needed. 


5.  Once the rice is properly cooked serve immediately.


When my husband arrived home he asked what I was cooking as it smelt good, he had seconds which was proof of it being a truly delicious meal. 

Happy Tuesday Friends! 


About The Life of a Housewife

Abigail is married to a wonderful man. They have a very fabulous Mini Dachshund her name is Tinkerbell and now a very beautiful son. Abigail's absolute favourite time of the year is Christmas it has been since she was a little girl. Abigail' enjoys being creative, enjoy cooking, making and especially fond of organization.

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