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Mom'S Paella

Erica's picture
The main ingredients while preparing a paella are saffron,rice & olive oil but there is no one single way to prepare Paella.You can make a meaty paella by adding shrimps,squid,clams or any other seafood that you like or even chicken or you can also avoid adding meat to it & prepare a vegetarian Paella. I am making mine with lots of seafood meat in it. Enjoy!!
Ingredients
  Chicken 1 , cut up
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped garlic 6 Clove (30 gm)
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Chopped onion 1 Large
  Chopped parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped roasted red peppers To Taste
  Saffron 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chicken stock 1 Quart
  Rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Shrimp 1 Pound (Medium Shell On)
  Cleaned squid 1 Pound, cut in rings
  Squid 1 Pound, cut in rings (Cleaned)
  Mussels 18
  Frozen peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon wedges 3
Directions

You start with heating the chicken broth & saffron & keep it aside for later use.In a paella pan heat olive oil & saute chicken till it is brown & cooked,add salt & paprika to it,add few onion slices to avoid spattering,now add 1/2 of the garlic.When garlic turns light brown,remove chicken & add shrimps to it.Cook it until orange,take out shrimps & keep it aside.Now add remaining onion,parsley,garlic & red pepper.Saute until soft.Now add rice,stir to glaze with oil. Add broth, little at a time, bring to boil after each addition. Salt to taste. Arrange chicken on top. Add scrubbed mussels. Arrange shrimp and squid on top. Scatter peas last on top. Cover loosely with foil. Continue cooking until all liquid is absorbed, rice is fluffy and mussels have opened. The juice of the lemons is sprinkled on the rice at the table.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Spanish
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Slow Cooked
Ingredient: 
Rice
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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shantihhh's picture
Love paella and yes so many ways to make it. Each region and even each village seems to have a special way. In Catalan they use a type of snail (caracol) for paella, and in the Pyrenees they often use game such as rabbit. I love all paellas. Shanti/Mary-Anne