The perfect Spanish dish.

Quite possibly my favourite dish on this list, I often find myself having it at least once a week if not more. It is slightly more complicated than the previous recipes and requires a bit more work.

To begin with get a frying pan with a good splash of oil in it. Then add diced onion and allow them to soften for about 5 minutes. At this point add paprika, thyme, rice and then stir for a minute. For the correct taste you will need risotto rice which isn’t expensive at about a £1 a bag. Once fried for a minute, add a tin of chopped tomatoes, a clove of chopped garlic and 900 ml of chicken stock. At this point place a lid on top and leave to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring every so often. What you are waiting for is for the rice to have softened up and for there still to be a small amount of liquid left.

Finally add some frozen seafood into the pan and cover it again, leave it to simmer for roughly 5 minutes. I also like to add peppers and garden peas just to add a bit of vibrancy to the dish.

The Cheat

Now I probably shouldn’t be saying this but there is also a very cheap cheat. Head over to Lidl’s and they do frozen Paella bags. They are £2.00 and you can get two meals out of each bag, they are really nice!