Monday, March 27, 2017

How to make an elegant Paella in six steps

Today is National Paella Day and I decided to celebrate it with a large pan of seafood paella. Paella is a versatile dish that contains seafood (shrimp and mussels), chicken and rice; they are all mixed with a cooking base which looks like a thicker soup broth with vegetables and spices added. Paella has saffron; as it is already included in the Aneto Seafood Paella base, I didn't need to add any more.

Here are the six easy steps to make an elegant paella with very few ingredients. 

You will need:

1 cup Matiz Paella Rice
1 container of  Aneto Seafood Paella base
2 bell peppers (or vegetables of your choice cut in small pieces)
1 pound of shrimp
1-2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper (if you wish)

Step 1
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a paella pan and let it cook for 3 minutes

Step 2
Add the Aneto base, let it come to a boil

Step 3
Add the rice and let it boil for a few minutes, then turn it down to medium heat

Step 4
Add the shrimp and peppers. Let them cook in medium heat for 20 minutes 

Step 5.
Let it cool for 10 minutes. 

Step 6
Serve in plates and enjoy!