Paella - Spanish Rice with Chicken and Prawns | How to make Paella - Spanish Rice with Chicken and Prawns

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ByShalini Digvijay
Created on 31st Jan 2016
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About Paella - Spanish Rice with Chicken and Prawns

Paella is an open casserole dish that you read of when you read a romantic story set in the Mediterranean. It's usually the men who are tasked with making a paella and its overflowing with chicken and seafood and saffron. This is the second time I have made it and found it to be a complete meal. The only dish where I use unwashed basmati rice. And the results are much better than what any other rice will get you.

Paella - Spanish Rice with Chicken and Prawns, a succulent delicacy which is famous all over the world. Paella - Spanish Rice with Chicken and Prawns is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the overflow of flavours, Paella - Spanish Rice with Chicken and Prawns has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Shalini Digvijay is the perfect one to try at home for your family. It's a get together at home and you realise that you want to make a Paella - Spanish Rice with Chicken and Prawns, just the perfect situation when you realise that you need to know how to make the perfect Paella - Spanish Rice with Chicken and Prawns. So, at that time you can try out this delicious recipe by Shalini Digvijay. The recipe of Paella - Spanish Rice with Chicken and Prawnsis very simple and can be made in restaurant style using a few ingredients. The time taken while preparing Paella - Spanish Rice with Chicken and Prawns is 30 minute. This recipe of Paella - Spanish Rice with Chicken and Prawns is perfect to serve 2. Paella - Spanish Rice with Chicken and Prawns is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or night party at home. And do remember that be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love it. So do try it next time!

  • Prep Time20mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves2People

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  • Homemade Chicken Stock

Paella - Spanish Rice with Chicken and Prawns

Ingredients to make Paella - Spanish Rice with Chicken and Prawns

  • 250 gms chicken breast pieces or chicken sausages
  • 1-2 strips bacon (Optional)
  • 250 gms medium or large prawns
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 large piece saffron
  • 1 chopped red onion
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • Garlic chopped 1 tsp
  • 2 Chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp or less red paprika powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice and chopped parsley to garnish
  • 3/4 cup unwashed Basmati rice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup veg or chicken stock or use water

How to make Paella - Spanish Rice with Chicken and Prawns

  1. Place the bacon in a cold heavy bottom pan. Turn on the heat on low and allow the bacon to cook in its own fat. Add the chicken pieces or sausage and allow to brown. If you are not using bacon, fry chicken in some olive oil.
  2. Remove the chicken to a plate. Add the olive oil and add in onion, garlic and fry till translucent. Add the red bell pepper and the salt. Fry for a couple of minutes and then add the tomatoes. Add tomato puree and red paprika. Cook on high.
  3. Add the sugar to balance the tartness of the tomatoes.
  4. Add the chicken and a few prawns. Fry for a minute and add in the rice. Stir well to mix.
  5. Add in stock or add water and stock cubes. Stir and taste for salt.
  6. Add in saffron. Stir one last time. Turn gas to sim and do not cover. Cook open till the rice is almost done.
  7. Arrange prawns and parsley over the rice and press into the rice. Cover with the lid and cook on low heat for a further 8-10 minutes. Once the prawns turn pink turn the gas off.
  8. Let the paella sit about 10 -15 minutes and then bring out. You can sprinkle lemon juice over the rice just before serving.
My Tip: The saffron is the most essential addition to the dish. Totally masks any seafood smell.

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