Paella (pai·ei·uh) is a classic Spanish rice dish made with rice, saffron, vegetables, chicken, and seafood cooked and served in one pan.
- Half a package of Trader Joe’s Seafood Mix (defrosted)
- 1 cup of chicken stock
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 2 cups of Spanish short-grain rice (soaked for approximately 4-5 hours beforehand and drained)
- 4-5 cloves of garlic
- ½ teaspoon of saffron
- 1 small onion
Saute the garlic and onions with 3 tbsp olive oil until it soft & fragrant
Add a small amount of water (so that the Saffron is covered) and let sit while the garlic and onions cook
Add the seafood to the garlic and onions, continue letting it cook.
Pour can of diced tomatoes into the pan, let simmer.
Add the soaked & drained rice into the pan.
Pour the saffron mixture that we let sit onto the rice, this will give your rice that signature golden color.
Mix so that the rice and saffron are evenly incorporated and pour in chicken stock.
Allow the contents of the pan to cook on medium heat for approximately 5 minutes, then turn off the heat and allow it to sit for an additional 5 minutes. Once done, top it off with freshly ground black pepper.
Pair with your choice of vegetables, plate, and enjoy!