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4.67 from 12 votes

Easy Seafood Paella Recipe

Easy Seafood Paella Recipe made with mixed frozen seafood and a touch of turmeric, a quick and easy dish for a delicious midweek dinner. It's hearty and full of colour, and on the table in 30 minutes or so.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Spanish
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 412kcal


  • 1 cup paella rice (or Arborio rice)
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 cup mixed frozen seafood (mussels, calamari rings, scallops)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  • Peel and chop the onion and garlic.
  • In a large pan, heat up the oil on a low heat, add the onion with a pinch of salt and fry until golden.
  • Add the garlic and tomatoes, and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes are mushy.
  • In go the paprika, turmeric and rice, salt and pepper.
  • Give them a good stir, add the stock, and place the lid on.
  • Cook on a low to medium heat without stirring at all until most liquid is evaporated.
  • Throw in the seafood, and place the lid back again.
  • Cook for 7 minutes until the seafood is cooked through, and rice is cooked, and all the liquid is absorbed.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley.


Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 1620mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 512IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg