1, 2, 3.. Paella!

  I told you I was going to make it. ;)

We found Chorizo, and saffron at Wegmans, we had all the other ingredients at home, so all I needed was a recipe:

First- marintate the chicken, cover, and refrigerate-

  • 1 T EVOO
  • 1.5  teaspoons paprika
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • S&P to taste
  • ~1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch pieces

Second- Make saffron rice- Heat EVOO in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in garlic, red pepper flakes, and rice. Cook, stirring, to coat rice with oil, about 3 minutes. Stir in saffron threads, parsley, chicken stock, and lemon zest. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer 40 minutes. (<-- just cook rice according to directions, it may vary)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 t. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice (**we used brown rice vs. white rice. All the recipes I found called for white rice, but we wanted to try brown)
  • 1/2 pinch saffron threads
  • 1/2 t. parsely
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 lemon, zested

Third- Cook meat and peppers- Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a separate skillet over medium heat. Stir in marinated chicken and onion; cook 5 minutes. Stir in bell pepper and sausage; cook 5 minutes. Stir in shrimp; cook, turning the shrimp, until both sides are pink.1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ~1/2 Spanish onion (white/yellow sweet), chopped
  • ~1/2 red, green, & yellow bell pepper, cut in strips
  • ~1/2 pound chorizo sausage (casing removed and crumbled or sliced thinly)
  • ~1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

Fourth- mix it all up and enjoy :)


and there's plenty for leftover's for tomorrow :)


Have a great weekend!!