I adore paella. I fell in love with Spain's national dish while I was living there. One thing that I have wanted to invest in is a paellera, a paella pan. So when I saw one in Aldi for just £5.99 I had to buy it! I was also delighted to find some authentic Spanish ingredients to go with the paellera to help me recreate my favourite meal!
One of the things I love about Aldi has to be the fact that you can find so many delicious European ingredients. Today I am sharing my paella which is not only full of authentic flavour but is also an easy dish to make.
This is what I did...
400g chicken breast, diced
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 red pepper, chopped
150g cherry tomatoes, halved
Pinch of saffron
300g paella rice
100g chorizo, chopped
150g king prawns
500mls vegetable stock
1tsp smoked paprika
Ready cooked calamari (optional)
2tbsp olive oil
1 - Heat the olive oil in the paellera
2 - Place the onions in the pan and gently fry until soft
3 - Add the diced chicken and stir fry until thoroughly sealed
4 - Add the chorizo, prawns, garlic, red pepper, cherry tomatoes and saffron and cook for 5 minutes, stirring regularly
5 - Stir in the paella rice and smoked paprika
6 - Pour over the vegetable stock and bring to the boil
7 - Then cover the pan with some foil and leave until the stock has been absorbed, this should take about 15 minutes
8 - If you are adding ready cooked calamari add once the paella is ready and mix thoroughly
I have called this recipe paella rica which means delicious paella, because it really is! This paella is so quick and easy to make. It makes bringing the flavours of the Mediterranean even easier for us all to enjoy!
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post