Easy Pea and Carrot Paella Bonanza with Prawns!

A fun, great tasting, easy to make meal for the whole family. Pea and carrot paella - lots of lovely veggies and protein too.

pea and carrot paella - recipe from doddl|||

A fun looking, great tasting, easy to make meal for everyone.

Why not have a go at making this delicious pea and carrot paella? Lots of lovely veggies and protein too. Whether you want to make faces with this delicious dish is completely up to you!


  • 200g paella rice
  • 1 large clove garlic (crushed)
  • 2 small leeks finely sliced
  • 900ml low-salt chicken stock
  • 120g frozen peas
  • 1 carrot (grated)
  • 1 courgette (grated)
  • 50g mature cheese (grated)
  • 140g cooked prawns (or cooked chicken)
  • Pinch of pepper


Step 1
Put the rice, garlic and leeks into a large microwaveable bowl, then pour in 400ml stock. Cover with cling film and microwave on High for 10 mins.
Step 2
Stir the rice, then add another 250ml of the remaining stock, cover and microwave on High again for 3 mins.
Step 3
Stir the rice again, then add the frozen peas, courgette and the rest of the stock. Cover and microwave on the same setting for a further 8 mins.
Step 4

Stir in the cheese and cooked prawns (or cooked chicken if you’d prefer), then leave the paella to stand for 2 mins. Scatter with more cheese, make your face, and serve. (Add cooked green beans for hair!)  


If you enjoyed this pea and carrot paella, check out our other baby and toddler recipes!

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