Although it’s traditionally considered a labor-intensive dish and reserved for large parties and get-togethers, paella doesn’t have to involve hours of prep. Our Paella Rice with Peas, complete with classic paella seasonings, does most of the work for you, making it a viable option for weeknight fiestas.

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 45 min

Total time: 60 min

Easy Paella
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 6 to 8 servings


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy pan over medium heat. Add Paella Rice with Peas, and stir for 2 minutes to coat grains. Add stock or water, and bring to a boil, stirring once. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, about 18 minutes, until a thin crust forms on bottom of pan. Let rice sit for 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, paprika, crushed red pepper, oregano and garlic powder. Pour mixture over chicken, and toss to coat.

  3. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and onions, and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.

  4. Stir in bell pepper and chorizo, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.

  5. Add shrimp, and stir constantly until shrimp are pink. Season mixture to taste with salt and black pepper.

  6. Pour mixture over cooked Paella Rice with Peas. Serve immediately.