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Cheat's Paella

Fancy whipping up a one-pan-wonder? This Cheat’s Paella is made with the softer, fluffier and tastier SunRice Microwave Brown Rice.

Serves 3-4


3 tbsp olive oil 

1 brown onion, finely diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 red capsicum, diced 

1 tsp ground smoked paprika 

2 x 250g Packets SunRice Microwave Brown Rice 

400g of diced tomatoes

1/4 tsp saffron threads

1 1/2 cups vegetable stock

1 tsp salt flakes 

1/4 tsp cracked pepper

1 cup frozen peas

500g king prawns, deveined and de-shelled 


1/2 cup parsley, roughly chopped 

1 lemon, sliced into wedges


STEP 1: Place a large shallow pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and onion to the pan and cook for 4 minutes until the onion is soft and translucent. 

STEP 2: Next, add the garlic, capsicum and paprika and cook for 4 minutes or until the paprika is fragrant and capsicum is soft. 

STEP 3: Add the SunRice Microwave Brown Rice, tomatoes, saffron and vegetable stock to the pan and stir well, then bring the rice to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until almost all of the liquid has reduced. Season with salt and pepper. 

STEP 5: In the last moments, add the peas and prawns to the pan and use a spoon to push them into the rice. Place a lid on top, and cook for a further 5 minutes or until the prawns are cooked through. 

STEP 6: Remove the pan from heat and garnish with chopped parsley and lemon wedges.

STEP 7: Enjoy!