Prawn Paella

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Cooking Time

30 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, halved, deseeded, coarsely chopped
  • 300g (1 1/2 cups) long-grain rice
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes
  • 1L (4 cups) boiling water
  • 750g medium green prawns, peeled leaving tails intact
  • 1 tbs chopped fresh continental parsley
  • Lemon wedges, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a paella pan or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until onion is soft. Add the paprika and turmeric. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until aromatic. Stir in the tomato and capsicum.

  2. Add the rice. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Combine the stock cubes and water in a heatproof jug. Add to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.

  3. Arrange the prawns on top of the rice. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the rice is tender and the prawns curl and change colour. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve with lemon wedges.