Mini chorizo and vegetables paella

Mini chorizo and vegetables paella

I am trying to cut down eating too much and big portion. Have been putting on weight. No outing walk in the park, and exercise in the park with friends. Glad I got this mini cast iron pot. Putting it to use. Watches Jamie Oliver cooking program ages ago. He cook on his paella pan using seafood.

I as usual will recreate to my liking and added different ingredients to call it my own. I admit it’s a bit difficult to stir as it’s a mini pot. But worth the while to explore, create and experiment cooking it in the mini pot.

With lockdown, not much food to get, don’t want to go out. Best stay home be safe. This will not stop me from creating with minimal food. I have proof that it can be enjoyable, fun and cute to have a delicious, hearty meal in small portion. It’s an opportunities to enjoy the comforting meal by the fireplace. Let’s cook!!!


1 c hot boiling water
1/2 Tsp salt
A small pinch of saffron thread
A pinch of paprika
1 Tbs olive oil and extra
1/2 c medium grain rice
1/8 brown onion, thinly sliced
1 Tbs garlic, chopped
1/4 handful diced chorizo
1/8 c green peas
1/8 purple cabbage, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste


Place the saffron thread and salt in the hot boiling water once the kettle is boiled. In a pan put oil over med heat until oil is hot, add garlic, onion brown it and sweat it. Then add in the chorizo cooked for about 2 minutes. Then add the red cabbage and peas until it’s soften about 4-5 minutes.

In the mini cast iron pot, add oil, rice, paprika and cook for about 2 minutes and add the cooked chorizo, peas, purple cabbage and coated with extra oil. Next add the saffron water to the pot, stir to evenly combine and cover. Bring to a simmer over med high heat.

Once pot comes to a full simmer, reduce heat to med low heat, uncovered and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 10-15 minutes until rice is tender and chorizo, vegetables is cooked through. A sign of a good paella is crisp rice around the sides of pot. Stand for a few minutes about 5-8 minutes before serving with a glass of red wine. Enjoy!!!!