Brown Rice Paella

  • Brown Rice Paella Recipe

    Brown Rice Paella Recipe

    Take a trip to Spain with Naturel Brown Rice Paella! Your tastebuds will definitely say gracias for this delicious twist to a Spanish paella.


    Serves: 5
    Preparation time: 15 minutes
    Cooking time: 45 minutes


    For paella:
    400g Naturel Organic Brown Rice
    2 ½ tbsp Naturel Rosemary Flavoured Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    5 pcs shallots, minced
    2 pcs bay leaf
    150g chicken breast, sliced thin
    1 tsp chilli flakes
    1 tsp ground paprika
    ½ tsp dried thyme
    3 pcs tomatoes, diced
    800ml vegetable stock
    1 tsp salt
    150g French beans, trim both ends and cut half
    5 pcs fresh button mushrooms, cut into 4 quarters
    25g shimeji mushrooms
    ¼ cup boiled chickpeas
    1 pc lemon, cut wedges
    1 handful fresh parsley
    For seafood:
    1-2 tsp Naturel Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    100g squid, cut into rings
    10 pcs prawns
    ¼ tsp salt
    2 pinches black pepper

    Cooking Method

    For marinating seafood:
    • Marinate the squids and prawns with Naturel Extra Virgin Olive Oil, salt, black pepper and paprika for about 5 mins and set aside.
    For paella:
    • Heat the Naturel Saffron Flavoured Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a frying pan over medium-high.
    • Add the garlic, bay leaf and shallot to the pan and sauté until the onions turn translucent and softened.
    • Add in the marinated squids and prawns and fry till almost cooked. Remove the bay leaves from the cooked seafood and set it aside.
    • Add the sliced chicken breast and continue cook for 2-3 mins, now add the vegetable stock to deglaze the pan.
    • Add in chili flakes, paprika powder and dried thyme; continue to sauté for another 1 min.
    • Add the tomatoes and cook for 3-5 mins until they start to soften.
    • Now add the Naturel Organic Brown Rice, stir and ensure the rice is well coated.
    • Now add the stock and salt; stir to mix well. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir occasionally until the rice grains have swelled (this takes about 15-20 mins).
    • Add the prepared vegetables and cooked seafood into the rice mixture and stir to combine well.
    • Close the pan and continue to cook on simmer for about another 5-7 mins.
    • Serve warm, garnished with chopped parsley and side with lemon wedges.

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    May 1, 2021