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Classic Paella

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Ingredients
  Olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Frying chicken pieces 8 (Serving Pieces)
  Sliced fresh mushrooms 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Diced green onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Diced sweet pepper 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), sliced
  Long grain rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Chicken bouillon cubes 2
  Saffron 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chili pepper seeds 1 Pinch
  Bay leaf 1
  Peas 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Fresh Or Frozen)
  Frozen shrimps/2 dozens fresh shrimp 12 Ounce, cooked and peeled (1 Package)
  Clams 1 Can (10 oz)
Directions

This is a famous Spanish way with rice, the word paella deriving from the large, round shallow pan in which the mixture is traditionally cooked and served.
First heat the oil in a heavy skillet.
Add chicken pieces, a few at a time and brown lightly on both sides.
Lift into a deep heavy saucepan.
Add mushrooms, onion, sweet pepper and garlic to the skillet.
Cook gently for 15 minutes.
Scrape over the chicken.
Add the next seven ingredients.
Cover pan and bring mixture to boiling point, then lower heat and let cook for about 25 minutes, or until rice and chicken are tender, adding a little more hot water if necessary.
Add peas, shrimp and undrained clams.
Cover and cook 5 to 10 minutes.
Leave uncovered on low heat until excess liquid evaporates.
Taste for seasoning.
Garnish with quartered hard-cooked eggs, sliced pimento-stuffed olives.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Boiled

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