Seafood Paella

Cook: 20 mins
Seafood Paella
Ready in just 20 minutes, this quick and simple paella recipe is a delicious family meal that’s perfect for babies, too.
Ideal to introduce fish to your weaning baby, this vegetable-packed seafood paella is freezer-friendly, too! Simply cool and transfer into portions using our Portion Pots for a fun, Spanish-inspired family meal any night of the week.

1 cup rice (Arborio is best, but brown/white rice works too)
1 cup of water
500ml low sodium vegetable stock
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 carrots, diced
1 red pepper, chopped
Handful of peas
1 cod fillet, cubed
1 salmon fillet, cubed
1 lemon
1 tbsp. turmeric
2 tsp. oregano
2 tbsp. olive oil
100g chorizo, diced (optional)

Place a deep-based pan over medium heat. Drizzle with oil, and allow to heat.

Add the onion, garlic and chorizo (if using), and sauté for 3 minutes. 

Remove the chorizo and set aside. Add the rice and carrots, and cook for 3 minutes. 

Pour the warm vegetable stock and the cup of water over the mix . Add the peppers, turmeric, oregano and bay leaves. Squeeze the juice of ½ a lemon, and bring to the boil.

Cover with a lid and reduce the heat. Leave to simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the salmon, cod* and peas to the pan. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Remove your baby’s portion before adding the chorizo back into the pan. 

Remove from heat, and flake the fish over the top using a fork to ensure there are no small bones. Serve warm, or allow to cool before refrigerating or freezing in BabyPotz.

*When cooked, the cod will be opaque in colour, while the salmon will be light pink.


Cooking Time
20 minutes

Main ingredients
Fruit, Fish, Vegetables, Oil, Spice, Stock/Broth

Recipe Type
Dinner, Family Dinners, Babyfood, Batch Cooking

Weaning and storage
  • 6-7 months: Serve with flaked fish over the top.
  • 7-8 months: Serve with flaked fish over the top.
  • 8-9 months: Serve with flaked fish over the top.
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