Baked Spanish Paella with Pilchards

Baked Spanish Paella with Pilchards

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Community Recipe

  • 2-4
  • Easy
  • About 10 minutes
  • 40-50 minutes


  • 20 g 1 x Woolworths Spanish Paella seasoning
  • 1 cup raw normal rice (not Jasmine / Basmati)
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable stock powder
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 400 grams 1 x chopped tomatoes in tomato juice
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • oil (to fry in)
  • 400 grams 1 x Pilchards in tomato sauce

Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 200 oC. Remove the Pilchards from the tin and gently rinse them with tap water. Keep them whole. Cast oven iron pan with a lid – on the stove, heat oil and fry the Spanish paella seasoning together with the onions. Add the raw rice and fry for a few minutes. Remove pan from stove-top, add all the other ingredients EXCEPT THE PILCHARDS! Put lid on and bake in oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, add the whole Pilchards and push them into the mixture so that they’re covered. Bake UNCOVERED for another 10 – 15 minutes till rice is soft and liquid evaporated.

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