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Paella - Howto

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If Spanish dishes are the topic of the moment then Paella is one of the dishes that should always come to mind. It is very different and exclusive. Comes from a Valencia Spanish community from where it gets its name. It has many varieties today, which involves seafood, chicken, rabbit, snail, or even beef.
  Cooked chorizo sausage/Linguica sausage into chunks 3⁄4 Pound
  Olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Tomatoes 4 , chopped
  Saffron rice 1 Pound
  Chicken broth/Fish broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Roasted red peppers 8 Ounce, drained or sliced
  Large shrimp 1 Pound, peeled
  Frozen peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Beans 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Turn on the stove at high heat and heat the olive oil on the frying pan for few minutes. Meanwhile season the meat with salt or any seasoning you prefer to use and then sauté the meat. Spend about 10 minutes to sauté the meat. Also prepare a meat and beans broth, of chicken or rabbit or both.

Heat the red pepper for 2 minutes. Add shrimps and then heat it further for 2 minutes. Once they are heated, and then put the shrimps in a bowl, and the red peppers on a separate plate. Heat tomatoes and rice for 2 minutes on the frying pan.

Use the broth of boiled meat (leaving the meat inside) and heat it with the frozen peas in a cooker for 12 minutes. Mix the broth (enough to fill the pan) of the meat and beans on the frying pan, while the rice and tomatoes are fried, until it is bubbling. Add the meat from the cooker and the chorizo sausage chunks to the frying pan. Add broth further after some time while it is cooking. You need to stir the cooking throughout.

Finally add some ready-made spices spread throughout the frying pan. After 1 minute, add red peppers and the shrimps that were separate earlier, into the frying pan for about 5 to 7 minutes. They can be set as to decorate the paella dish.

This is a family serving so allow your guests to help themselves.

You can add further vegetables of your choice, and other items like meatballs and artichoke hearts.
You can also add some saffron to give it a nice colour and taste, in the end when the red peppers are placed.
You can fry the sausages earlier with wine, until it is brown if you prefer them well-done.
If you are using a common pan then cover it with a lid so that most of the liquid is absorbed.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Meaty, Rich
The word paella is called for all kinds of pans, and that is where a special Spanish cooking pan comes from, it is round, shallow and has two handles authentically. This dish is a quick recipe to prepare Valencian Spanish paella, which will keep your options open to add toppings or ingredients of your preference.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4611 Calories from Fat 1597

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 197 g303.7%

Saturated Fat 44.3 g221.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 859.5 mg286.5%

Sodium 5612.1 mg233.8%

Total Carbohydrates 449 g149.7%

Dietary Fiber 49.5 g197.8%

Sugars 33 g

Protein 223 g446.8%

Vitamin A 339.7% Vitamin C 397%

Calcium 46.8% Iron 149.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Paella - Howto Recipe