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Summer seafood paella

Summer seafood paella

This perfect paella recipe is loaded with delicious seafood and fragrant spices. It’s sure to be a real crowd-pleaser at your next party, bbq or mid-week dinner.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook45 mins
  • Total time1 hr

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  • 200g Waitrose Whole Grain Rice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 clove/s garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 pinch saffron (optional)
  • 800ml Cooks’ Ingredients Vegetable Stock (or water)
  • 400g frozen essential Waitrose Cooked Seafood Selection
  • ¼ x 25g pack parsley, chopped


  1. Put the rice in a bowl, cover with cold water, then set aside. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the onion and soften for 5 minutes over a medium heat. Stir in the garlic, paprika and pepper and cook 4-5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Mix in the chopped tomatoes and saffron (if using).

  2. Drain the rice and stir into the pan, then pour in the stock. Bring to a simmer and cook uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the rice is almost tender. Add a little more stock or water if needed – it should be saucy, not soupy.

  3. Add the frozen seafood and cover with a lid. Simmer for 5 minutes, turning the seafood until piping hot and the rice is tender. Scatter with parsley and serve.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,660kJ/ 394kcals



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