Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paella Spanish Rice, Traditional or "Veggie-Style"

This is a wonderful savory paella. My family says it's the best rice dish ever!

All you need, is a large covered skillet to make this fabulous paella.

Traditional Paella rice is served with shrimp and chicken, (plus expensive saffron, which I don't add) anymore. 

I usually make ours VEGGIE-STYLE, served with fish; my family adores it that way with my Maple Glazed Salmon recipe. Being a rice dish, makes it gluten-free and the flavors are incredibly delicious!



PAELLA SPANISH RICE 

Traditionally: cooked chicken & shrimp is added,
but we love it "Veggie-Style" to go with Maple Glazed Salmon!
Serves 6-8

Veggie-Style: Paella
1 1/4 cups uncooked rice, we love Jasmine
1/2 cup onion, diced
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 sweet red pepper, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
4 Tbsp fresh oregano, minced

(Substitute 1 Tbsp dried flakes)
2 tsp garlic, minced
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 small zucchini, diced
10 grape tomatoes (love adding them, when I have them!)
1 (14-oz) can chicken broth

1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed (reserved)

In a large skillet (with a cover), sauté rice and onions within the olive oil for 5 minutes. Add the peppers, oregano, garlic and seasonings; cook 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini, tomatoes and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover for 20 minutes, to cook until tender. Fluff, adding a few tablespoons of water (if necessary) to remove bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir in the thawed peas, just before serving.

Traditional Paella: Stir in generous amounts of cooked chicken and shrimp.


Enjoy,

Sharon Anne





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