Monday, December 22, 2014

Recipe: Tuna Paella

This is another entry into Princes Tuna recipe competition- and I reckon this is a real winner!! My boyfriend absolutely loved this. Obviously you would traditionally make paella with prawns and mussels and squid and things, but this is a much easier and cheaper paella to make. It really works well with tuna! I used tilda instant pouches of rice (those ones you are supposed to microwave- but frying it works well).

Tuna Paella
50g butter
1 large red onion, diced finely
2 courgettes, diced finely
1 large red pepper, diced finely
4 garlic cloves
Large handful fresh parsley chopped (plus a little extra for garnish)
20g paprika
20g turmeric
400ml chicken stock
320g frozen peas
4 x 160g tins Princes tin tuna chunks in spring water, drained
4 x 250g pouches instant cook white rice (or 500g dry white rice, cooked and then set aside)
Salt and pepper to taste

1)  In a large wok or paella pan, fry the onion, courgette, pepper, garlic, parsley, paprika and turmeric in the butter for 10 minutes, stirring often. Add the chicken stock, and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring often.
2)  Add the peas, tuna, and rice, and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring often, until everything is well combined, and the rice has soaked up all the liquid. Season to taste, and serve with some extra fresh parsley.

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