Simple Paella

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Ladies and Gents, here is a simple Paella recipe.


  • Prep: ~30 mins.
  • Cook: 30 mins. - 1 hr.
  • Serves: 5

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  • Sunflower Oil
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 4 rashers of chopped bacon
  • 8oz long-grain rice
  • a pinch of saffron
  • 6oz squid - cleaned and chopped
  • a chopped pimento
  • 4 green chillies (optional)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 chicken breasts - chopped into chunks as you like
  • 1 pint chicken stock
  • 8oz cooked small prawns
  • parsley - chopped

Step 1

First off, put the saffron in a couple of tablespoons of hot water, this will release the flavor and color from the saffron. Heat up your oil and fry the bacon and onion over a medium heat for a few minutes. This looks about right...


Step 2

Add your rice and cook until the rice starts to go white. Like so...


Step 3

Add to this your saffron water, squid, chili and pimento and season with salt and pepper. Give it a good stir...


Step 4

Then arrange the chicken on top of the rice and cover with the chicken stock... Simmer this on a low heat until the rice is tender. Add more boiling water if the rice dries up during cooking. When the rice is done, add the prawns you cooked or purchased earlier and leave on the hob until everything is piping hot. Garnish with the parsley and you're ready to serve it up!


Step 5

You should end up with something like this... You can add whatever other seafood to this that you desire. This is just a template for the dish. Dry white is the order of the day with this. A Savignon Blanc would be good. Hope you enjoy.

Now that you have learned how to make simple paella, please be sure to view these other seafood recipes. Also, you will love these Spanish recipes.


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