Not bad for a supermarket paella, had worse!
Thought I'd give this a try as it was on offer in my local Tesco. I cooked it as per instructions but thought the container a little on the small side to be able to give the contents a good stir after removing from the microwave, also it was a bit dry for my taste. Since that first time I've changed the cooking method slightly, I empty the the contents into a 1 litre lidded microwave jug, cook on high for 2 minutes then add 2/3 tablespoons of hot water giving it a good stir, then back into the microwave for a further couple of minutes or so. I found this improved the consistency more to my liking. This could be a handy tip for some as I know 'taste' is a very personal thing. This may not be the paella recipe that some would prefer going by their reviews, but to me it's more a variation on a theme, and quite tasty for a relatively cheap Mediterranean inspired supermarket ready meal.
Awful, tasteless, utter garbage, save you money. I had to throw it away it was so bad.
Not Spanish paella
I lived and worked in southern Spain for several years. I ate only real, honest-to-goodness Spanish food. I ate paella at least once a week. But never once have I had a paella soaked with smoked paprika. Sorry to say that this product is not paella. Real paella is absolutely delicious, this isn't. What is this new fad amongst supermarkets to smother rice, chicken, 'chorizo', a couple of prawns and various veg with tomato puree and smoked paprika and call it 'paella'? Is there a world glut of smoked paprika?! C'mon Tesco, bring back Real Spanish Paella!! PLEASE!!
Not suitable for coeliacs
This product contains Malt Vinegar, which is NOT a gluten-free ingredient (not highlighted in the ingredients list...very russian roulette for coeliacs).
Original panish paella is not spicy at all, but th
Original panish paella is not spicy at all, but this is. Not to mention about chorizo. Miss more vegetables.
Prawns overcook a little but this is so tasty. Perfect portion size. Relatively healthy too! I buy this weekly.
Really nice and tasty. Good spice. Prawns do over cook in microwave but that is the only negative.
Much too spicy.
What spoiled it was the addition of a kind of Chorizo sausage or similar. Real Paella has mussels, and less spices. Won't buy again.