Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Paella is a Spanish inspired dish. There are different kinds of paella..you can actually make
your own version with whatever staple that is available in your pantry. One of the key
ingredient though is saffron, which is considered to be the most expensive spice by weight in the whole world. Saffron gives this distinct yellow color with grassy or hay-like aroma.
It is simple to make and a full meal in one. Enjoy!!!


800 gms japanese rice
2 handfuls of clams
2 handfuls of mussels
2 whole squid, cleaned inside out
200 gm shrimp
200 gm fish fillet
150 gm chicken fillet
1 green bell pepper
1 yellow onion
2 lemons cut into wedges
1 Tbsp saffron
chicken stock, just enough to cover the rice

*optional: 100 gms chorizo

1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat pan with olive oil, saute the chicken slices for 2-3
minutes. Remove and set aside.
2. Saute the squid in the same pan. Remove and set aside.

3. Saute the fish fillet for 3 mins in the same pan. Remove and set aside.

4. Saute the onions, garlic, celery and green bell pepper. Season. Add the saffron.

5. Add the rice (washed in water). Mix. Add the chicken stock.

6. Cook for 12 minutes. Add the shrimp, squid, fish, chicken, clams and mussels on top.Cover

7. Cook for another 5-6 minutes until rice is cooked but not mushy.

8. Serve with lemon wedges.

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