|Olive oil||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Red bell pepper||To Taste, cut into strips|
|Chicken||3⁄4 , cut into pieces|
|Rabbit||1⁄2 , cut into pieces|
|Sweet paprika||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Green beans||1 1⁄2 Pound, cut into pieces|
|White beans||1 1⁄2 Pound, shelled|
|Tomato||1 , chopped|
|Water||4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)|
|Snails||2 Cup (32 tbs), cleaned|
|Short grain rice||1 1⁄4 Pound|
|Ground pepper||To Taste|
|Rosemary sprig||1 Teaspoon, garnish|
Heat 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the oil in a pan.
Add the strips of pepper and fry until they start to soften.
Remove and reserve for garnish.
Fry the chicken and rabbit at medium heat until golden brown, adding more oil, as necessary.
Add the paprika half way through to add color to meat.
Push the meat out to the edges of the pan and add the beans and tomatoes in the center, mixing them well.
Add 1/2 the water making sure to cover the pan until it is 1/2 full.
Simmer for approximately 30 minutes until most of the water has evaporated.
Add the snails and cook for 5 or 10 minutes.
Add the rice, distributing it evenly over the pan and fry for a few minutes, moving it around in the pan.
Add the rest of the water and cook for about 20 minutes.
Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
Add a pinch of saffron for colour.
Once this is done the paella should not be stirred anymore.
For the last 1 to 2 minutes increase the heat to medium-high, until the bottom layer of rice starts to caramelize, creating what Valencians call the "socarrat".
If the rice starts to burn remove the pan from the heat immediately.
Garnish the paella with the strips of red pepper and the sprigs of rosemary. Cover the pan and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Cook's Note: 1 cup rice to 3 cups water
Calories 3019 Calories from Fat 1325
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 149 g229.6%
Saturated Fat 26.6 g133.1%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 455.1 mg151.7%
Sodium 534.8 mg22.3%
Total Carbohydrates 231 g77%
Dietary Fiber 36.4 g145.8%
Sugars 6.8 g
Protein 184 g368.8%
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 7.8%
Calcium 49.6% Iron 217.8%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet