Thursday, October 13, 2011

Chicken Paella

Paella Valenciana (Chicken Paella)

Ingredients:
  • 1 medium-sized chicken
  • 0.25 pt / 125 ml / 0.5 cup cooking oil
  • 8 slices lean bacon
  • tomato, peeled and chopped
  • I clove garlic, chopped
    8 oz / 250 g French beans
  • 2 leaf artichokes
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 12 oz / 275 g / 1.5 cups rice
  • 1.75 pt / 1l / 4 cups hot water
  • a pinch of saffron
  • salt
  • 12 snails (optional)

Cut the chicken into 14 pieces. Salt it. Cut the bacon into small pieces. Heat the oil in a flame-proof casserole and fry the chicken and bacon for five minutes. Add the tomato, garlic, beans, artichokes, paprika, rice, saffron, and water. Bring to the boil and add the snails if required. Season to taste, and simmer gently for 20 minutes. Serve from the pan.

paella valenciana (photo by benjieordonez)

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