I love making Paella as it can be as easy or difficult as you like! Tonight I chose the easy way and made a simple veggie filled paella for adults and toddlers.
1 onion, 2 peppers, hand full of green beans, 2 cloves of garlic, oil, paprika, parsley, salt (a little), pepper, reduced salt vege or chicken stock, paella rice (100g per person) and peas. Chicken and chorizo is optional but very yummy.
Chop up and onion, a couple of peppers, a handle full of green beans, a couple of cloves of garlic and a dash of oil and throw it all in a pan. Stir until the veggies start to soften slightly. (For a meat version I would also add in diced chicken and chopped up chorizo).
Stir in some paprika and parsley, with salt and pepper (not too much for the youngsters), then add in your paella rice, I would say around 100g per person should be fine. Stir it in for a few minutes and let it take on the flavour.
Add in the stock, a reduced salt vege stock cube or chicken. For a four person paella you will need around 1.2 Litres of stock, I normally add a quarter at a time and see how it goes. Don’t forget to add in your peas round about when you have added half your stock.
Let it bubble gently away until all the liquid is absorbed. Don’t let the rice get too soft though! You want a bit of bite.
Then you’re ready to serve! Yum!