This recipe you can adapt to whatever combo of rice, meat and fish you fancy! Here I've used chicken and prawns and lots of veg so I've a good mix of protein, carbohydrate and vitamins. This is a great pre or post workout meal - helps both to fuel and also to replenish and recover.
Ingredients (serves 2):
Half tbsp light olive oil
1 onion chopped
2 crushed garlic cloves
1 tsp paprika
Half tsp turmeric
150g paella rice
150g chicken (skinless boneless thigh or breast) cut into chunks
1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
200g cooked and peeled king prawns
600 ml chicken stock
75g frozen peas
Juice of 1 lemon
Fresh parsley roughly chopped
Heat the oil in a large wok or frying pan over a medium heat and fry the onion for approx 5 mins
Add the garlic, paprika, turmeric, rice, chicken and pepper and cook for a few mins until the chicken is browned
Add the stock, bring to the boil, season and simmer for 30 mins over a low heat and stir regularly until the rice is just about cooked and most of the liquid has been absorbed. If you need to add more stock then do.
Stir in the prawns, peas, lemon juice and parsley. Cook for a few minutes until the prawns are heated through.
Adapted recipe from sports nutritionist Anita Bean.