Alex’s Paella

Hello, hungry ones.

I really put Alex’s name there because Ella’s Paella would look too Dr. Seuss-y.  Besides, it’s Alex’s recipe too. Anyway, yes, another rice dish. Tasty Spanish rice dish!

This is the quick and easy version as we used cooked rice. Enjoy!

What you need:

  • 2 T garlic, minced
  • 2 T onion, minced
  • 250 g Spanish chorizo, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • few pieces of shrimp
  • 250 g chicken, bones intact
  • 1 cup squid, sliced
  • 1 cup mussels (with shells-better!)
  • 4 cups rice (uncooked, washed and drained)
  • 1 t turmeric or 1/2 tsp saffron threads
  • 500 ml chicken broth

What to do:

1. Fry chicken to golden brown. Set aside and drain. On the same pan (drain some oil, please!).

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2. Sautee onions, garlic with Spanish chorizo until oils are rendered.

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3. Add rice. Mix well.

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4. Add 1 tsp of turmeric powder. I prefer saffron though but we didn’t have it at the occurrence of thy craving!

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5. Add chicken broth, and seafood and simmer for 20-30 mins! Easy peasy!

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6. When it’s all dry, add the chicken to the rice. Voila!

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*Notes: You can also garnish it with spring onions apart from lemons; and that’s grilled squid! A seperate recipe to follow!

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7 thoughts on “Alex’s Paella

    • That’s interesting! In Panay, we call it Valenciana. Actually, it was supposed to be uncooked rice and I put too much water so it came out sticky. 😦

  1. Reblogged this on Cray Ooh Lala and commented:
    so one of my friends’ older sister started a food blog which gets me drooling everytime. it doesn’t help that i’m always ALWAYS hungry. for the love of rice (and seafood) i just had to share this. bon appetite!

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  3. Hey you know what Alex, to have that Dr. Suess-y vibe back, maybe I should rename the post to Paella de Padilla. Bwahahahaha!

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