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One Pot Paleo Paella

One Pot Paleo Prawn & Chorizo Paella

Winter calls for warm and comforting meals, and what better way to satisfy your cravings than with a one-pot Paleo Prawn and Chorizo Paella? For our readers in Europe, you'll know that the Spanish enjoy Paella throughout the summer months to - so get stuck in.

Bursting with flavours from succulent prawns, smoky chorizo, tangy chopped tomatoes, vibrant capsicum, aromatic white wine, and the added health benefits of cauliflower rice, this dish is a delicious and hearty option that will keep you feeling satisfied.

The prawns provide lean protein, the chorizo provides protein, fat and considerable flavour, there are tonnes of veggies and it all combines in one pot for an absolutely delicious festival of colour and flavour.

Why Bother With A Low Carb Paleo Paella?

Because it's delicious...

Paella is a traditional Spanish rice dish known for its rich flavours and vibrant colours. While traditionally made with rice, this Paleo adaptation uses cauliflower rice, making it lower in carbohydrates and reducing the calorie load compared to the original version.

This means you can indulge in the comforting goodness of paella without spiking your blood sugar or feeling the heaviness that rice can bring.

Cauliflower Rice Benefits:

Cauliflower rice is a versatile ingredient that has gained popularity in recent years due to its low-carbohydrate and low-calorie nature.

By substituting traditional rice with cauliflower rice, you significantly reduce the number of carbohydrates consumed, helping to regulate blood sugar levels and prevent the sudden spikes associated with high-glycemic foods.

Additionally, cauliflower rice is rich in fibre, vitamins, and minerals, making it a nutritious alternative.

Recipe: Paleo Prawn and Chorizo Paella


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 200g prawns, peeled and deveined

  • 100g chorizo, sliced

  • 1 medium-sized capsicum (bell pepper), diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 can (400g) chopped tomatoes

  • 1 cup cauliflower rice

  • 1/2 cup white wine

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads (optional)

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or paella pan over medium heat.

  2. Add the prawns and chorizo to the pan and cook until the prawns turn pink and the chorizo releases its oils and browns slightly. Remove the prawns and chorizo from the pan and set aside.

  3. In the same pan, add the diced capsicum, minced garlic, and diced onion. Sauté until the vegetables soften and become fragrant.

  4. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, cauliflower rice, white wine, smoked paprika, saffron threads (if using), and season with salt and pepper. Allow the mixture to simmer for 5-7 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

  5. Return the cooked prawns and chorizo to the pan, stirring gently to combine.

  6. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let it simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cauliflower rice is tender and the flavors have melded.

  7. Once cooked, remove the pan from heat and let it sit, covered, for a few minutes.

  8. Serve the Paleo Prawn and Chorizo Paella hot, garnished with fresh parsley.

Enjoy this comforting and hearty Paleo Prawn and Chorizo Paella, which combines the robust flavours of prawns, chorizo, capsicum, and aromatic spices.

With the added benefit of cauliflower rice, you can relish the dish guilt-free, knowing that it's lower in carbohydrates, calories, and won't cause sudden glucose spikes.

Enjoy guys! Send me a picture if you give it a go.

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