Microwave cheat's paella

Microwave cheat's paella

Try this shortcut version of the Spanish classic paella, with chicken and chorizo for a midweek meal. The recipe is based on a microwave with a power of 750W
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Put the olive oil, onion, garlic and a pinch of salt in a large microwaveable dish, mix well and heat on high for 3 mins. Meanwhile, combine the chicken stock and saffron in a jug and leave to infuse for a couple of minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Stir the paprika, rice, chicken and chorizo into the onions and garlic, then pour in the chicken stock and saffron before seasoning well. Cover and cook on high for 15 mins. Stir, cover and cook for a further 5 mins.
  3. Step 3

    Uncover, being careful with the steam, then stir in the frozen peas and another 100ml water if it’s looking a little dry. Cook, uncovered, for 3 mins before drizzling with lemon juice and scattering over the parsley. Serve with lemon wedges for squeezing over.