Arroz de pimenton y pasas

This is a recipe from my friend M that is super easy and tasty!


  • 1.5 cups of paella rice (or risotto) – DONT TRY ANY OTHER RICE TYE
  • 3 cups of boiling water (2:1 ratio with rice)
  • 40g of fresh parsley (if possible, if dried, using 10gr or so)
  • 7 cloves of garlic sliced
  • 1/2 cup of raisins or similar
  • 2 tsp of sweet smoked paprika (I used a Spanish brand)
  • Olive oil to fry garlic and a gulp for the rice.
  • Salt/pepper to taste


  • Pre-heat oven at 180C
  • In a ovenproof container, put the rice, chopped parsley, raisins and paprika. Mix all well.
  • Fry the garlic with plenty of oil.
  • Pour the fried garlic and left over oil into the rice. Mix all well so the oil reaches all rice.
  • Pinch of salt/pepper.
  • Add 3 cups of boiling water. Mix all well.
  • Put the container into the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Taste the rice before removing from the oven.

Ready to eat!

Before putting into the oven and before adding the water:

After taking it out from the oven:

Very tasty! Although I originally used more than 2 tsp of paprika. So for next time, I will stick with just 2 and will see