Achieving an authentic Paella at home might seem difficult but it can be done without a paella pan and with just a few ingredients. We've designed our blends to help you achieve the flavours of the Spanish seaside in your own kitchen. Our saffron and paprika blend will provide the key aromatics while the garlic and parsley notes lift the dish. For another dimension, add a splash of white wine, if you have some open, and a squeeze of lemon to serve would be ideal!

Cook our delicious Spanish Paella in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Spanish Paella. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Paella Garnish pot, a Saffron Seasoning pot and a Paella Paste pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Spanish Paella in just 25 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Paella Garnish
  • Saffron Seasoning
  • Paella Paste

Your shopping list:

king prawns
Paella Rice
Red Pepper
tin chopped tomatoes
chicken thighs(optional)
frozen peas(optional)

Our 25 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Start the base

    Heat some oil in a wide frying pan over medium-high heat and fry the chicken (if using), until golden.

    Add the onion, pepper, chorizo and PAELLA GARNISH and fry for 2 mins.

    Pour in the chopped tomatoes, mix well and fry for 2 more mins.

  • 2.

    Add the rice

    Boil a full kettle of water.

    Add the rice, a splash of white wine (if using; see tip) and the SAFFRON SEASONING and stir well.

    Stir in the PAELLA PASTE, then add 600ml of boiling water and mix well. Bring it back to the boil and then reduce the heat to medium-low and leave to cook for 15 mins (no lid).

    TIP:  If you have some white wine open, add a splash into the rice and stir it in until it has been absorbed before pouring in the stock.

  • 3.

    Add the prawns 

    Stir the prawns and peas (if using) into the rice and cook for 5 more mins. Add 30ml of water if it’s looking dry, but a little crispiness at the bottom of the rice is tasty.

  • 4.


    Squeeze some lemon juice over the paella, and serve with extra lemon wedges.


Spanish Paella Reviews

BASED ON 5694 reviews

Laura - Sep 16, 2019

It was ok, won’t have it again

Sharon - Sep 16, 2019

This was amazing

Sharon - Sep 16, 2019

This was amazing

Sharon - Sep 16, 2019

This was amazing

Julie - Sep 16, 2019

Defo one of my favourites, we loved this x

Julie - Sep 16, 2019

Defo one of my favourites, we loved this x

Paul - Sep 15, 2019

Bloody horrible. Timings on the card are way off. Tastes of nothing at all with the exception of a slight burnt aftertaste (I didn't burn it). There's a recipe on the BBC website that is much nicer than this, as is the same dish you can buy from the Tesco ready meal section.

Louise - Sep 15, 2019

Not keen - was definitely missing something although not sure what. Not one I will order again

Martin - Sep 15, 2019

It was not bad, quite tomatoey but I used a whole tin of tomatoes, obviously this meant it was very filling too!

Michelle - Sep 15, 2019

Really didn’t like this

Ellie - Sep 15, 2019

Nice bit slightly salty

Rebecca - Sep 15, 2019

Was nice, not my favourite, needed a little extra flavour

Katherine - Sep 14, 2019


Bobbi - Sep 14, 2019

Very tasty

Rebecca - Sep 13, 2019

Cooked his a few times now, it’s a favourite!

Andrew - Sep 12, 2019

Loved it very tasty

Hannah - Sep 11, 2019

Always delicious

Ellie - Sep 11, 2019

Fairly nice, bit salty

Claudia - Sep 10, 2019

Requested this dish several times. It's a family favourite

Pam - Sep 10, 2019

Excellent!! Loved this dinner

Jon - Sep 10, 2019

Love it

Therese - Sep 09, 2019

Not for me

tricia - Sep 09, 2019

lovely!..having the rest for lunch tomorrow x

Christina - Sep 09, 2019

3 servings (with the thighs)

Genevieve - Sep 09, 2019

Enough for four!

Emma - Sep 09, 2019

Really tasty!

Jonathan - Sep 08, 2019

Very tasty but I used extra chorizo and more prawns then recommended and it was lovely!

Wendy - Sep 08, 2019


Gillian - Sep 07, 2019

Not our favourite: a nice enough dish - and plenty of it - but a bit “run of the mill” compared to other Simply Cook offerings. Some people have commented on the “overpowering tomato taste”. This may be because a “normal” tin of tomatoes is 400g rather than the 230g required by the recipe’

Gavin - Sep 07, 2019

Wasn't our favourite dish, it was missing something but not sure what.

Diane - Sep 07, 2019

Lovely...recipe will easy feed three good appetites though

Sammy - Sep 06, 2019

Beautiful dish.

Amanda - Sep 06, 2019

Way too tomatoey and a little bitter

Susannah - Sep 06, 2019

Fantastic! Even my fussy husband loves it I have ordered it again

Rich - Sep 05, 2019

Very very tasty dish, easy to cook. Next time I will add more fish and have some crusty bread too!!

Elaine - Sep 05, 2019


Elaine - Sep 05, 2019

Ok not keen on chorizo so left it out

Sarah - Sep 04, 2019


Alison - Sep 04, 2019

The taste of tomato is over powering

Alison - Sep 04, 2019

The taste of tomato is over powering

Maureen - Sep 04, 2019

Very tasty. Would have it again.

Philip - Sep 04, 2019

First one we was disappointed with. Easy to cook, but was a little bit bland for us

Zoe - Sep 04, 2019

Good but a very large portion

Tracey - Sep 04, 2019

No real taste to this, very disappointed.

Gavin - Sep 04, 2019

Yet another superb meal! This is now in my top 5 Simply Cook meals.

Emma - Sep 04, 2019

Not authentic enough in taste for me, didn't taste like a Paella, won't we ordering again.

Susie - Sep 03, 2019

I didn’t put chorizo in that was missed

Karen - Sep 03, 2019

Not keen

Natalie - Sep 03, 2019

One of my favourite

Sandra - Sep 03, 2019

A bit dry


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