Easiest ever paella
Cooking time40 Min
Paella is an internationally acclaimed rice dish from Spain. Its origin is from the fields of the eastern coast region of Spain known as Valencia and the popularity of this dish crossed the boundaries of Spain over a period of time. Today, people are making paella using different types of ingredients that go well with the rice and they include chicken, pork, beans, fish, artichokes, eel and many more. Traditionally speaking, it is a darker, richer and smokier creation. Paella is denser than a pilaf and drier than a risotto as well. At the same time, it is more satisfying than both these dishes. Although this dish has remained more or less constant through the ages, more and more paella enthusiasts have started experimenting with it and these efforts have played a prominent role in making this dish immensely popular all around the world. Today, you can easily find paella in the restaurants all over the world and the fantastic flavor of this dish has become a hot topic of discussion among a lot of people. Many people say that preparing delicious paella is a challenging task. Are you one among them? If so, you do not need to panic because this easiest ever paella recipe teaches you how to prepare this dish in an easy manner without compromising on the astonishing flavor of traditional paella. It can be said without an iota of doubt that this simple recipe removes your apprehensions and pre-conceived notions about paella in the best possible manner.
First of all, you need to heat the oil in a deep frying pan.
The next step is to soften the leek for 5 minutes. (You need to make sure that the leek is not browned).
Chorizo should be added.
It should be fried until the oil is released.
Then, turmeric should be added.
Now, you can add rice.
Stir well until the oil forms a coating.
Then, you have to pour in the stock.
Bring to the boil.
Simmer for 15 minutes.
You have to stir occasionally during this period.
Tip in the peas.
It should be cooked for 5 minutes.
Stir in the seafood to heat through for a final 1-2 minutes cooking. (The key is to make sure that the rice is cooked)
Season to taste.
The dish is ready to serve and it can be served with lemon wedges. You can use your own creative skills to make the serving innovative.
- Olive oil – 1 tablespoon
- Sliced leek or onion – 1 no.
- Turmeric – 1 tablespoon.
- Chicken stock or hot fish – 1 l
- Chopped chorizo sausage – 110 gram pack.
- Frozen seafood mix – 400 grams. (It should be defrosted)
- Frozen pea – 200 grams.
- Long grain rice – 300 grams.