Paella is my eldest son's favourite meal at the moment, he would eat it every day if he could! Even though I often enjoy making it myself from scratch, it can take a long time to get all the different herbs and spices together. I had to buy this Schwartz Limited Edition Paella recipe mix to see if it would make the process easier and taste just as good. I have already reviewed the Chicken & Chorizo Gratin recipe mix, which is also part of this Limited Edition summer recipe range. I thought it was absolutely delicious and I have made it many times since.
The Schwartz Paella mix comes with all the information you need on the back of the packet to make a very tasty dish.
For the recipe you will need:
1 sachet Schwartz Paella Recipe Mix
1 red onion, diced
100g (4oz) chorizo, diced
325g (11oz) risotto or paella rice
1 litre (1 pint 13fl oz) water
1 red pepper, diced
200g (7oz) raw prawns, defrosted if frozen
100g (4oz) frozen peas
I followed the instructions on the back of the packet. Firstly I fried the onion and chorizo in a big heavy bottomed pan for a few minutes, until softened. The chorizo released lots of fragrant oil which added great colour and flavour to the rest of the ingredients. I then added the rice (just ordinary long grain rice and it worked excellently). The sachet contents just need to be mixed with the water and then added and brought to the boil. At this point all the lovely colours and flavours were really coming out and it looked delicious. I added the peppers and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Finally I added the peas and prawns and within 5 minutes it was done.
Very simple and very tasty! It would also be easy to substitute the ingredients for whatever you have in the house, especially the veggies. I'm also going to try this recipe with chicken as I think that would be delicious too.
This dish got the thumbs up from all the family and even though it tasted different to the one I make myself it was still yummy. Great for a quick fix on those busy days. Everyone asked for seconds and there was none left by the end of the meal which definitely signals a successful recipe!