Simple Seafood Paella (serves 4)


Seafood Paella


300g medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (iChef)

200g white boiled clams (iChef)

1 squid tube

1 1/2 cups short grain rice (iChef)

1/2 large can diced tomatoes

500ml chicken broth

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 green capsicum, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

Chilli padi (optional)

Parsley for garnish

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium high heat. Pan fry prawns and squid tube till half cooked and transfer to a plate.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil and add onions. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes until translucent.
  3. Add garlic and capsicum and chilli padi and tomatoes and stir for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in paprika, turmeric, rice, and broth, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan with a wooden spoon. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 15 minutes until rice is tender and has absorbed almost all liquid.
  6. Add in prawns, squid and clams on the top
  7. Cover and simmer for another 5 minutes. Serve immediately.


Paprika and turmeric is a budget friendly replacement for saffron – giving a similar smoky flavour and colour.

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