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!


  • 2 cups paella rice
  • 1 large clove garlic (crushed)
  • 2 small leeks finely sliced
  • 4 cups low-salt chicken stock
  • 120g frozen peas
  • 1 carrot (grated)
  • 1 zucchini (grated)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1-2 cups cooked shrimp (or chicken)
  • Pinch of pepper

Step 1

Put the rice, garlic and leeks into a large microwaveable bowl, then pour in half the stock. Cover with cling film and microwave on High for 10 mins.

Step 2

Stir the rice, then add another quarter of the remaining stock, cover and microwave on High again for 3 mins.

Step 3

Stir the rice again, then add the frozen peas, zucchini 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 shrimp (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 here!

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