{One Pot} Fish Paella
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This delicious and light Paella (rice dish) with fish gets cooked in one pot from start till the end!
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 large leek, halved lengthwise and chopped in half circle shape (We are going to use only half the leek)
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup frozen or fresh green peas
  • 1 large tomato fresh or frozen, chopped
  • 1.5 cups rice (I used basmati rice as that's what I like but if you want, you can use any short grain rice used in traditional paella recipes) OR my LASTEST FAVORITE 4 cups of MinuteĀ® Ready to Serve Rice Basmati Rice
  • 3.5-4 cups water OR 1 cup water in case of MinuteĀ® Ready to Serve Rice
  • Salt & Black pepper to taste
  • Big pinch of saffron
  • 1-2 tsp hot paprika
  • Handful of fresh parsley, chopped
  • Juice of ½ a lime or lemon
  • 1-2 white fish fillet (I used tilapia)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a pot, add butter and oil and melt. To it add chopped garlic and half of the leeks along with a pinch of salt. Saute on medium-low heat for few minutes. Add green peas, tomato and stir around. Cook for few minutes. Add rice, 2.5 cups of water in case of plain basmati rice or 1 cup water in case of Minute Ready Basmati Rice, saffron, salt, black pepper, lemon/lime juice, paprika and half of fresh parsley. Stir it all around and taste. Add little extra salt as by the time it cooks, water will absorb some of it salt flavor.
  3. Cover and cook on medium-high for good 15 minutes in case of normal rice and only 5 minutes in case of Minute Ready Rice.Keep an eye. If it starts to dry out, add more water and stir.
  4. Now clean the fish and chop in desired size. Rub salt and paprika on both sides of the fish and lay the fish pieces in the pot on top of the half cooked rice.
  5. Cover and transfer the pot to the pre heated oven and cook for 8 minutes. Flip the fish and continue cooking for another 7-9 minutes until fully cooked through.
  6. Garnish with remaining parsley and more lemon or lime juice.
  7. Serve hot or at room temperature.
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Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at https://www.naivecookcooks.com/one-pot-fish-paella/