Seafood Paella

Family Style Seafood Paella

Course Main
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Author Kyrstie Barcak - A Fresh Legacy


  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 small onion - chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic - chopped
  • 70 grams chorizo sausage (about half of one sausage) - chopped into thin slices or small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • pinch chilli flakes
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary dried
  • pinch saffron threads
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 400 gram tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 lemon - zest and juice
  • 250 grams Bomba Rice
  • 850 ml - 1 liter Stock - seafood or vegetable
  • 150 grams green beans - chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 capsicum - diced finely
  • 500 grams seafood mix
  • fresh coriander leaves to serve
  • extra lemon to serve if desired


  1. Use a wide based pan and heat the oil
  2. Add the onion and garlic and heat until the onion starts to soften
  3. Add the chorizo and stir for 2-3 minutes
  4. Add the red wine vinegar and then the spices and stir again
  5. Add the tomatoes, the lemon juice and zest, stir
  6. Add the rice and 500 ml of the stock
  7. Gently stir to allow the ingredients to be distributed evenly in the pan then leave to bring to a gentle simmer
  8. Turn up the heat once a simmer is achieved to medium and add stock as required. Do not stir, cook for 10 minutes
  9. Add the beans and capsicum (don't stir just jiggle pan gently to distribute) and cook for 5-8 minutes
  10. Add the seafood and cook for another 5-8 minutes - don't stir!
  11. Turn off heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes prior to serving
  12. Add the fresh coriander to serve and more lemon if desired.

Recipe Notes

Do not stir once the rice is added as the objective is to have a nice thin crust form on the base of the rice
Bomba Rice is available from good delis