Friday, September 11, 2009

Spanish Paella - country style

I bought a sachet of Paellero paella seasoning in Spain. With a bag of paella rice, some Spanish chorizo, seafood and green peas you can make your own country style Spanish Paella. I did as much last weekend and the scent of Mediterranean took over my country kitchen.

The funny thing is how much taste a small paper bag of seasoning may contain. It transformed my pan of rice into the real thing, providing a great colour as well, as it contained real saffron.

Country style Spanish Paella (Serves Three)

5 cl / 2 fluid oz olive oil
1/2 medium sized onion, finely chopped
2 chorizos (around 200 grams / 7 oz), finely sliced
1/2 bag of paella rice (250 grams / 8 oz)
1 package Paellero seasoning
Green peas
Peeled fresh prawns

Heat up olive oil in a hot iron pan. Ad onion and chorizos. Fry until golden.

Add rice and stir until rice is covered in oil. Then add paella seasoning, then water. Stir continuously so that rice does not stick on the bottom and has absorbed the liquid and is tender. Allow the rice to be a little al dente.

Add peas and seafood at the end of the cooking.

Serve immediately.

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