Hairy Bikers' paella recipe

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Try the Hairy Bikers' easy-to-follow paella recipe from their Best of British series. This paella is bursting with flavour and packed with seafood

Preparation Time8 mins
Cooking Time37 mins
Total Time45 mins

If you're having a Spanish night in, but don't want to got to too much trouble, try The Hairy Bikers' easy-to-follow seafood paella recipe. This dish will take only 45 mins to prepare and cook and will feed a family of 4. The mixture of seafood and the spicy flavour the chorizo sausage adds to the dish really makes this paella extra special. This mouth-watering Spanish favourite is best made and eaten on the same day but any leftovers can be stored in the fridge and reheated thoroughly the next day. Just be cautious when it comes to reheating seafood and rice and make sure they're piping hot before serving. The Hairies love Mediterranean cooking and here and in their Best of British series, they show you their perfect paella recipe. Enjoy!


  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 leek or onion, sliced
  • 110g chorizo sausage. Chopped
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 300g long grain rice
  • 1ltr hot fish or chicken stock
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 400g seafood mix




  1. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan.
  2. Saute the leek or onion for 5 mins (avoid browning).
  3. Add the chorizo and fry until it releases oils.
  4. Stir in the turmeric and rice until coated by the oil.
  5. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 mins, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the peas and cook for 5 mins.
  7. Stir in the seafood to heat through for 2 mins or until rice is cooked.
  8. Season and serve immediately with lemon wedges.
Top Tip for making Hairy Bikers' paella

It's a good idea to keep a close eye on your paella and keep stirring often, adding a little stock every now and again if it gets too dry.

Hairy Bikers

Simon King and David Myers are the fantastic duo that make up the Hairy Bikers and are best known as Si and Dave. The Hairy Bikers have several cookbooks published including How to Love Food and Lose Weight and Eat for Life. Hairy Biker recipes are always triple tested and try to be as fuss-free as possible so you can trust the timings. Si and Dave have also had several hit cooking shows as they remain as one of the UK’s favourite cookery duos.