Quick and Easy Paella

Paella is one of those recipes that can be easily cooked at home but always brings back memories of sunny holidays in Spain or Italy....
Quick and Easy Paella

Ingredients

About three cups of paella rice ( or arborio if more readily available)............ 2 pints of fish or chicken stock......(also a glass of white wine, if desired)......finely chopped large onion............3 cloves of garlic chopped........any fish of your choice preferably cod or hake which is easier to cut in large chunks that will hold their shape.......bag of frozen king prawns as fresh ones can be awfully expensive.......a large amount of fresh mussels which are inexpensive.....cup of frozen garden peas......a few threads of saffron, if available.....(overated as a flavour in my book).......lots of chopped parsley and lemon juice.....

Directions

Gently fry the chopped onion and garlic in three tablespoons of olive oil until onion is translucent........heat up the fish or chicken stock......three or four stock cubes stirred into boiling water can also be used........ pour the rice into the pan and coat thoroughly with the oil......start pouring in the stock little by little until it has been absorbed by the rice.....stirring continiously is important......at this point pour in the white wine, if using......turn heat down low and gently fold in the white fish, prawns, peas and saffron, if using........these will only take about 5 minutes to cook with the heat of the rice.......season with lots of black pepper and a little pink salt.......finally top with the mussels which should have been thoroughly de-bearded and cleaned.....discard any that have opened before adding the rest to the pan.......making sure heat is at it's lowest put the lid on and leave for about 10 minutes until mussels have opened........sprinkle with lots of lemon juice and parsley....leave the pan in the centre of your table and people can help themselves!.... Delicious!...

Notes

It's worth the bit of bother to cook this as you will be transported back to when you were soaking up the sun on your hols!!!!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 1 hours, 15 minutes
Number of Servings: 6
Yield: 6-8 approx
Style: European, Spanish

Comments (1)

Deedee123x
Have always wanted to try a Paella.

Used another recipy before and it didnt work out great for me..
Will try this one...looks delicious.

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