Seafood Paella Recipe

Quick prawn paella

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Paella is a dish we all love from summer holidays. This quick and easy version for two is packed with prawns, red peppers and peas and spiced with smoky paprika. On the table in less than 30 minutes


Try this quick prawn paella then check out our classic paella and vegan paella.



  • olive oil
  • onion 1, finely chopped
  • red pepper 1, sliced
  • garlic 1 clove, chopped
  • paella rice 150g, or long grain rice
  • saffron a large pinch
  • smoked paprika a large pinch
  • chicken stock 400ml
  • large cooked prawns 150g, shell on or off
  • frozen peas 100g, defrosted
  • parsley a small bunch, chopped
  • lemon wedges to serve


  • Step 1

    Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and cook the onion, pepper and garlic until soft. Stir in the paella rice, saffron and paprika until well mixed.

  • Step 2

    Pour in the stock and simmer for 15 minutes until just tender (add a splash more water if you need to).

  • Step 3

    Add the prawns and peas for the last few minutes until heated through. Season, stir through the parsley and serve with the lemon wedges.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 489
  • Fat 8.7g
  • Carbs 80.6g
  • Fibre 4.9g
  • Protein 27.3g
  • Salt 3.44g