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Shortcut Prawn Paella. A quick one pot dinner that's diet friendly.

Shortcut Shrimp Paella

A fast and fresh twist on a classic. We're skipping out on high effort and going for quick turmeric rice, tossed with some sweet red peppers, onions and some juicy prawns to have dinner ready in 30 minutes. 
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 239kcal
Author Debs


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 yellow onions diced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 10 shrimp peeled and cooked
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro/ coriander
  • pepper
  • salt


  • Heat the oil in a medium sauce pan placed over a medium heat.
  • Sweat the diced onion for a few minutes until soft and translucent.
  • Add the red pepper and stir to coat in the oil and mix with the onion.
  • Add the rice and cook with water or chicken broth according to package instructions.
  • In the last 5 minutes place the cooked shrimp in the pan with the rice and cover.
  • Divide between 4 bowls and top with the cilantro and serve with lemons.
  • Serves 4 or 2 with leftovers for lunch.