Portuguese Seafood Rice

Portuguese Seafood Rice

A big flavoured, soupy Portuguese dish brimming with fantastic quality fish.

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Portuguese Seafood Rice

Serves 4


600g diced white fish
4 tbsp olive oil
150g raw prawns
onion, sliced
celery sticks, finely diced
cloves garlic, chopped
red pepper
large tomatoes, roughly chopped
2x 500ml cans of vegetable stock
400g Arborio rice
1 tbsp paprika (not smoked)
4 bay leaves
Salt and pepper to season
15g flat leaf parsley, picked and roughly chopped
lemon, wedged to serve


  1. Heat half the olive oil and fry the fish and prawns until just-cooked. Remove and season well. Add the remaining oil and fry the onion, celery, garlic and red pepper for 10 minutes, stirring well.
  2. Add the tomatoes and stock, then bring to the boil. Add the rice, paprika, bay leaves, salt and pepper, stirring well. Reduce the heat to very low, cover and simmer for 20 mins until the rice is cooked but still wet and soupy (add more stock or water if not). Add the fish and prawns, then heat through for 5 minutes.
  3. Scatter with parsley and serve in bowls, with lemon wedges.

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