Think of spanish food and “paella” conjures up in your mind.
One can make paella in soo many ways and each province of Spain has their own way of making it.
Paella is the signature dish of the province of Valencia and we have all types of paella, the most common one being made with rabbit, chicken, green and broad beans.
There also is a type of paella which is made from ribs and is “meloso” which means a little soft…
You can substitute the ribs for chicken, or any type of meat or even make it vegetarian.
This is just the guideline for how to make it….
For all my dear halaal followers please make this with any kind of meat ok???
INGREDIENTS FOR 2
350 grams of ribs, chopped , fat removed
3 cloves of garlic minced
1 bay leaf, broken
1/2 cup of green beans, chopped into 1 inch pieces ( i used prechopped, frozen beans)
1/4 cup of capsicum cubed
1 small cup of rice ( please do not use jasmine or basmati..just ordinary rice or paella rice)
1/4 cup of grated tomatoes
1 teaspoon of Nitu Didi paella spice powder
2.5 cups of water
salt to taste
4 tablespoons of olive oil
In a pan heat the olive oil and add the ribs and the bay leaf and fry till the meat turns brown. Add a little salt and then the minced garlic and cook til garlic changes color. Add the beans and the capsicum and sautee . Add the paella spice mix and the tomatoes. Cook till tomatoes are cooked. Add the rice and sautee the rice a bit. Add the water and cook till the rice is done and all the water is absorbed. Serve hot with a nice glass of beer or wine!
Ole viva España!!
What is paella spice powder? Its a ready made spice mix consisting of paprika and ground saffron. If you cant get paella spice powder you can use paprika and saffron strands
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