This takes a bit of the hassle out of cooking a paella. The Spanish would add what ever they have to hand – or prefer – so you can swap the ingredients at will!

Method:

  • 250g/9oz cherry tomatoes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g/10oz risotto rice
  • 4 chicken thigh fillets, halved
  • 200g/7oz chorizo, thickly sliced
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 litre/1¾ pints hot chicken stock
  • pinch of saffron strands
  • 8 large, raw prawns
  • salt and pepper

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Place the cherry tomatoes in a roasting tin and sprinkle over the red onion, garlic and olive oil. Roast for 20 minutes until the tomatoes are softened.
  2. Stir in the rice, chicken, chorizo, rosemary, chicken stock, saffron and some salt and pepper, mixing well together. Return to the oven for 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in the prawns and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes until the rice is tender and the chicken is cooked through.
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