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Prawn, quinoa and brown rice paella

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Bring the flavours of Spain to the dinner table with this easy Paella recipe. Hearty and flavourful, you've got yourself a family winner.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Prawn, quinoa and brown rice paella


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 bacon rashers, thinly sliced
  • 1 small brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium yellow capsicum, finely chopped
  • 2 x 250g pkts Coles Microwave Brown Rice & Quinoa
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ¾ cup (185ml) salt-reduced chicken stock
  • 120g pkt Coles Australian Baby Spinach
  • 500g raw banana prawns, peeled leaving tails intact, deveined
  • 200g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Heat half the oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring, for 3-4 mins or until crisp. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
  2. Step 2

    Heat the remaining oil in the pan. Add the onion, garlic and capsicum and cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until onion softens. Add the rice mixture and paprika and cook, stirring, for 1 min or until heated through. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, for 5 mins. Add the bacon and spinach and toss to combine.
  3. Step 3

    Add the prawns and tomato to the rice mixture. Cook, covered, for 2-3 mins or until prawns curl and change colour. Serve the paella with lemon wedges.