Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

A Potjie is a South African Stew type meal cooked in a large three legged pot over coals. It is often cooked as port of a social gathering in much the same way as BBQs are. These are awesome to have while camping too. Instructions for cooking in a crockpot are included.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in the pot. Lightly brown the pepper, onion, pork and chicken. Cover and simmer slowly for an hour or until the meat is nearly done.
  2. Add the saffron, bay leaves and chicken stock cubes to the boiling water and set aside.
  3. Place the fish and prawns on top of the meat, followed by the rice and peas. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the saffron water little by little as the rice boils dry. Simmer the potjie gently until the rice and peas are done and all the liquid has nearly boiled away. Paella should be loose and the rice should not be soggy.
  4. Add the lemon juice just before serving and stir well.
  5. To cook in a crockpot cook on high as outlined above.
Most Helpful

Great tasting paella! Cooked in my cast iron, on a slow simmer. Stayed true to the recipe, and used all ingredients listed. A very satisfying and lovely paella for a summers' eve. Very easy to put together, and the taste will only increase the next day. Thanks for posting! ZWT7

Andi of Longmeadow Farm June 06, 2011