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Easy Seafood Quinoa Paella

Easy Seafood Quinoa Paella

Preparation Time: 12 min

Cooking Time: 25 mins

Ingredients 

  • 500 grams chicken breast, cut into 2cm thick slices
  • 15 tiger prawns, raw peeled with tails on
  • 1 1/2 cups of uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 red capsicum, sliced in long thin strips
  • 1 onion (spanish or brown), chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 cups of homemade chicken stock or water
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Handful of fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • Few threads of saffron or 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Pinch of unrefined sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Method

  1. 1. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat with olive oil.
  2. Cook sliced chicken pieces few minutes each side until golden, remove and set aside, at the same time cook prawns for a little less time and also set aside.
  3. Add onion and garlic to pan and saute until translucent then add tomatoes, capsicum, stock/water, quinoa, saffron/turmeric and paprika – bring to boil then reduce heat.
  4. Once stock/water has reduced add back prawns and chicken to dish and cook for a couple minutes.
  5. Toss and garnish with parsley and salt/pepper.

Serves: 4 to 5

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