Paella!! Paella!! Paella!!
I can keep saying this word over and over again, it fills me up with so much of warmth.
Lately, I have been reading a lot about Spanish food and and Paella definetly tops the list.
And so today, I made my very first chicken paella and I absolutely loved it.
I know usually Paella is made with different seafoods but since I did not have any in hand, I used chicken instead.
Next time I am definetly trying it with seafood.
Serve it with a glass of white wine.
150 grams boneless chicken pieces
1 ¾ cup paella rice / long grain rice
1 large onion
1 tbsp garlic paste
1 red bellpepper diced
3 tomatoes diced
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp red chilli powder / smoked paprika.
Large pinch of saffron threads
600 – 700 ml chicken stock( I used the knorr cube)
100 grams green peas
80 grams black olives diced
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp parsley chopped
In a large frying pan, heat oil, add the chopped onion and garlic paste.
Stir till the onion turns pale golden.
Add in the peppers, tomatoes and chicken.
Cook for 5 mins.
Toss the rice in with the vegetables, mix in the tomato puree, red chilli powder, saffron strands and the chicken stock.
Add green peas and salt.
Bring the stock to a boil, stirring, then cover and simmer for 20 minutes or till the rice is cooked.
Stir in olives and chopped parsley.
Drizzle some more olive oil on top, serve in bowls.