Paella-style Prawn and Chorizo Orzo
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Paella-style Prawn and Chorizo Orzo

Paella-style Prawn and Chorizo Orzo

with parsley and lime

This delicious orzo dish is cooked in the style of a traditional Spanish Paella. Hailing from the Valencia region, Paella is a signature of Spanish cooking often made with a variety of different meats and types of seafood.

Tags:
Family Friendly
Eat Me First
Protein Rich
Discovery
Allergens:
Crustaceans
Wheat
Milk
Mustard
Total Time25 minutes
Cooking Time20 minutes
DifficultyEasy

Ingredients

Serving amount

180 grams

Prawns

(Contains Crustaceans)

170 grams

Dried Orzo

(Contains Wheat May be present Lupin, Egg, Mustard, Soya)

100 grams

Chorizo

(Contains Milk)

1 unit(s)

Bell Pepper

2 unit(s)

Garlic

1 tin(s)

Tomato Paste

5 grams

Parsley

1 unit(s)

Lime

2 sachet(s)

Paprika

(Contains Mustard)

2 sachet(s)

Ground Cumin

Not included in your delivery

to taste

Oil

to taste

Salt

to taste

Pepper

to taste

Water

to taste

Sugar

to taste

Butter

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Nutrition Values

Energy (kJ)2602 kJ
Energy (kcal)622 kcal
Fat15.9 g
of which saturates5.2 g
Carbohydrate80.8 g
of which sugars14.1 g
Dietary Fiber0.9 g
Protein40.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Salt3.37 g
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region. Nutrition for uncooked ingredients based on 2 person recipe, excludes Pantry Items.

Utensils

Grater
Pan with Lid

Instructions

Get Prepped
1
  • Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
  • Quarter the lime.
  • Halve the pepper and discard the core and seeds. Chop into 2cm chunks.
  • Roughly chop the parsley (stalks and all).
Time to Fry
2
  • Place a large pan over medium-high heat.
  • Once hot, fry the chorizo and pepper until the pepper starts to soften, 3-4 mins. 
  • Drizzle in some oil (if required) then add the cumin, paprika and garlic. Fry until fragrant, 1 min. 
  • Add the tomato paste and orzo and cook, stirring, 1-2 mins.
Simmer the Orzo
3
  • Add 400ml water to the pan along with ½ tsp sugar, ½ tsp salt (double all for 4p) and a knob of butter (if desired). 
  • Bring to the boil, cover and simmer until the orzo is al dente, 15-20 mins. Stir every 3-4 mins or so to prevent sticking.
  • In the final 5 mins, add prawns. Cook for 4-5 mins.
  • Once cooked, season to taste with saltpepper and a squeeze of lime juice. IMPORTANT: Wash hands and equipment after handling raw prawns. Prawns are cooked when pink on the outside and opaque in the middle.
Finish and Serve
4
  • Stir a knob of butter and half the chopped parsley through the orzo
  • Divide your creamy orzo between bowls.
  • Top with remaining lime wedges for squeezing over.
  • Finish with a sprinkling of remaining chopped parsley.
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