Step 1: 1) fry the onion, garlic and pepper together for 5 minutes, then add the rice and paprika and fry again for 5 minutes.
Step 2: 2) add the chopped tomatoes and a splash of stock and allow to simmer on a medium heat. Keep stirring until the rice has absorbed all the liquid and add more stock – repeat this.
Step 3: 3) when half the stock has gone, add the peas, lemon juice and sardines and continue to gradually add the stock.
Step 4: 4) continue to add the rest of the stock, allow to absorb and add more until all the stock has gone. The whole process should take 20-25 minutes, and the rice should be cooked and oozy. Serve with grated cheese and lots of pepper – enjoy !