Poor Man’s Paella

Poor Man's Paella

With this recipe I really wanted to make a Paella type dish but without all of the fancy faffy stuff. I just wanted something raw and tasty and that is what I tried to do.



Garlic (1-2 cloves depending on your love for garlic)

Tomatoes 2

Chicken Stock 500ml

Cooking Chorizo

Rice 1 cup

Serves 2 People


First roughly chop the onion and sauté in a pan with a knob of butter. For this it’s best to use a deep frying pan as it’s going to get a bit crowded. When the onion turns soft with a nice golden colour crush the cloves of garlic and add to the pan. Get the chorizo and slice into nice sized chunks and then quater each slice. Add to the pan and stir on a low heat. This will allow for the chorizo oils and flavour to blend with the onions and create a tasty base for the sauce.

Leave the pan on a low heat while you chop the tomatoes and prepare the chicken stock. Add your tomatoes to the pan and stir to allow all the flavours to blend together. Next add the 500ml of chicken stock and the cup of rice, stir and leave to simmer on a low heat for however long your rice needs to cook properly.

Keep your eye on this during the simmering stage as you may need to add a bit of water every now and then towards the last 5 mins of so.

Have a cheeky taste and if the rice is cooked you are ready to plate it up and eat.

This will serve two on it’s own no problem but feel free to have a side to go with it if you like.


Unfortunatly I don’t have a picture of this dish yet but I will make it again one day this week and post the picture once it has been taken.



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