My mum’s Paella Recipe

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When I was growing up in Spain, Sundays were always the highlight of my week. Every Sunday, without fail, my mum would serve her legendary paella at the table.  The aroma of  seafood and perfectly cooked rice would fill our home, creating an atmosphere of warmth and anticipation.

Those Sunday meals were more than just food; they were a celebration of family, tradition, and the joy of sharing a lovingly prepared meal together.

I hope my mum’s paella recipe brings the same joy and warmth to your home, creating cherished memories around your dinner table.



  • 1 packet of our Valencian Style Paella rice
  • 2 chorizo sausages sliced
  • 3 chicken thighs diced
  • 1 calamari tube sliced
  • 4 tiger prawns
  • 12 mussels
  • 1/2 cup fresh green peas (frozen will do too!)
  • 1/2 cupsicum diced
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 3 tbs chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken or fish stock
  • Chopped parsley and lemon wedges to serve

It is essential to this recipe to buy nice fresh seafood.
For a vegan version leave out the meat and seafood and substitute for your favourite veggies.


  1. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over high heat in a 40cm shallow pan.
  2. Add chorizo, chicken, calamari, and red capsicum to taste and fry for a few minutes.
  3. Add 4 tablespoons of diced tomatoes and the contents of the packet along with 4 cups of stock and green peas.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce to medium heat, and cook for 20 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is al dente (don’t stir once the stock is added to ensure a golden crust on the base).
  5. Add prawns and mussels for the last 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with lemon wedges and chopped parsley and make sure to have a glass of nice wine and crusty bread to go with it! Enjoy.

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