Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Paella Valenciana

Hello everybody out there.
Last weekend I bought rabbit and was wondering what to do with it.
Well, too many options came in to my head, but none were as interesting as the Paella.
It is quite a simple recipe, very traditional, but i really like the taste.

(sorry image is not that good)

Ingredients you will need:
750g of chicken legs
1 medium-sized rabbit
5 grated tomatoes ( yes you can grate tomatoes leaving the skin behind)
20g of chopped garlic
500g of Spanish rice ( i don't know how you guys call it out there so i'm sorry )
165 grs. wide green bean
1 level teaspoon of saffron
1 level teaspoon of sweet red paprika
And enough water to cook the rice ( i'm not sure exactely, but should be 2 times the rice, abit more maybe)
Olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan.
Salt and pepper

Heat and paella ( or anything kinda alike ) pan with olive oil. Add all the chicken and the rabbit. Keep moving the pieces of chicken and rabbit around untill they are nearly fully cooked. Make a gap in the middle of the pan. Add the garlic, then paprika. Cook for about 20 seconds, then add the beans, then the tomatoes.
Add all the water, the saffron and leave it cooking for about 20 minutes.
To finish, add all the rice and cook untill its soft.
Turn off the heat and leave it resting for 10 minutes.
Then serve.
Thats it, it shouldn't take more than 1h 30 min to 2 hours.
Hope you guys liked, and try this at home :)