PAELLA with chicken, prawns and chorizos

ImageLovely and easy Paella

100 ml olive oil

4 chicken thigh fillets (free range, skin removed)

1/2 kg green prawns (more if you like prawns)

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp sweet paprika

1/2 tsp chilli powder

100 ml sherry

250 g chorizo sausages, sliced

3 green chillis, seeded and chopped

2 red onions, chopped

salt and pepper

2 red capsicums, roasted in 200 C for 25 min, then peeled and chopped

350 g Arborio rice

1.5 l chicken stock

1/2 cup frozen peas

handful coriander leaves

handful mint leaves

2 limes, in wedges


1. Fry the chicken for about 4 min in 50 ml of the olive oil before adding prawns, half the paprika (smoked and sweet) and chilli, then stir fry for 1 min. Add sherry, stir well and transfer mixture to a bowl for later.

2. Heat remaining olive oil (medium heat), cook chorizos for 2 min, add the green chilli, garlic, onion and cook for 6 min. Stir in the remaining paprika and chilli powder and season with salt and pepper. 

3. Add the roasted capsicum and rice and stir for 4 min, then add the stock and stir well.

4. Simmer over low heat until the rice is soft, then return the chicken/prawn mixture, the frozen peas and maybe a little extra stock if needed.

5. Cover and cook over low heat for about 1 min, then rest (covered) for 5 min.

6. Serve with coriander, lime wedges and mint leaves.



Author: Barbara Hoi

I have worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, worked in Mosman and at a beach retreat at the Entrance and wrote three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'). I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field. But I have also found that a proper diet as well as educating and working together with parents, friends and teachers matters even more. I am now working with small groups at the Entrance Beach Retreat, helping dyslexic adults fulfill their professional dreams and parents to help develop and nurture their child's potential.

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