Paella ( Spanish rice )

Rice based Spanish One Pot meal with meat, seafood and veggies. This is specially dedicated for non-veg lovers :)

Paella ( Spanish rice )Rice based Spanish One Pot meal with meat, seafood and veggies. This is specially dedicated for non-veg lovers :) I used Basmati rice instead of Spanish rice.

Summary

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  • Coursemain course
  • Cuisinespanish
  • Yield5 servings 5 serving
  • Cooking Time45 minutesPT0H45M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time55 minutesPT0H55M

Ingredients

Chicken
1 1/2 lb
Spanish Chorizo sausage
1 lb
Shrimp
1lb
Spanish rice
2 cups
Bay leaf
1
Onion
1
Bell pepper
1
Tomato
2
Garlic clove
3 numbers
Paprika
2 tsps
Parsley
1/2 bunch
Saffron thread(optional)
1 pinch
Water (warm)
1 cup
Chicken stock
2 cups
Olive oil
Spice Mix for chicken
Paprika
11/2 tbsps
Oregano
2 tsps
Pepper
1/2 tsp
Salt
1 1/2 tsps

Steps

  1. Cut chicken into small pieces. Mix the ingredients listed under spice mix. Rub it all over the chicken and marinate chicken for 1 hour in the refrigerator. Clean, peel and de-vein the shrimp. Keep it aside.
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  2. Cut sausage into thick slices. Heat olive oil in a paella pan or a wide shallow pan. Saute the chorizo until browned, remove and reserve.
  3. Add chicken into the same pan and brown all the sides. Remove from the pan and reserve.
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  4. Dice onion and bell pepper. In the same pan, saute onion and bell pepper in medium heat for around 5 minutes. Add oil if needed.
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  5. Crush garlic. Chop parsley leaves. Add garlic, paprika, parsley leaves and bay leaf. Saute for couple of minutes.
  6. Dice and mash tomatoes. Add it and cook it until tomatoes are done.
  7. Add rice and stir-fry to coat the grains. Add water and stock. Adjust salt. Simmer it for 10 minutes. Add chicken, sausage and saffron threads. Add shrimp tucking them into rice.
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  8. Cook it until shrimp is done and rice is fluffy and moist. Don't stir. Garnish with parsley leaves. Enjoy :)
    Paella ( Spanish rice )

I used Basmati rice instead of Spanish rice.

You can also add clams and Lobster tails along with shrimp. Since the dish's already an overload of meat and seafood, I didn't add those. It will definitely