Don’t let the long list of ingredients put you off trying this recipe, it is actually pretty easy to make and totally delicious. The best part is you can change it up depending on your personal taste or on what you have to hand.
What I mean is, if you don’t like seafood, use more chicken…or vice versa. I don’t put chorizo in, mainly because you would only use about 1/3 of the chorizo for one serve and I don’t want to waste the rest of it. If you want to add it for a more authentic paella go for it.
I use chopped asparagus instead of peas, it’s lovely and fresh and in my opinion peas and rice don’t belong together, ever.
Any medium or long grain rice will work in this. If you use brown rice you will need a bit more stock and a longer cooking time.
Best served with a glass of wine, my favourite, a chilled glass of Rose….enjoy!
Add the spices, including the saffron. Brown the chicken then add diced tomato, rice and stock & allow to cook for about 8 minutes.