Monday, 15 April 2013

Pleasant Paella

I've not posted for a very long time, and for that I apologise! I've been so busy with uni work and going on holiday that I've just not had the time...

Tonight I made a lovely paella for my family and it was delicious yet simple - here's how...

In a little olive oil, I fried chopped onion and green pepper (but any colour will do)! I then added some diced chicken thighs and chorizo and let them cook for a few minutes. I poured in the plain white rice (70g per person), and stirred it in the flavoured oil before adding around a pint of vegetable stock with a pinch of saffron added, A stock cube or boullion works just fine here. Leave the rice to absorb the stock, stirring occasionally. Add some boilling water if necessary. Just before the rice is cooked (after about 15 minutes) chuck in a handful of frozen peas and some mixed seafood. Keep stirring over a gentle heat for 3-5 minutes until the seafood is cooked through and piping hot. Serve with lemon wedges.

Tip: A wok will work okay for this recipe, but to avoid the 'rice sticking to the bottom of the pan' scenario, it's better to use a good non-stick sautée pan.

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