Smokey Tomato Paella
Paella is a traditional rice dish originating from Spain. Today paella is made all over the world using just about any ingredient that goes with rice – from shellfish, squid, vegetables, chicken or pork. This recipe uses chorizo, saffron, garlic, tomatoes, red pepper, and peas to create a flavorful Spanish-Influenced meal!

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Cuisine: Fusion
Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch

Ingredients
  • chicken stock 4 cups (32 fl. Oz.)
  • saffron 1 pinch
  • olive oil ½ cup
  • chorizo links (8 ounces) 3
  • red onion ½
  • garlic cloves 4
  • medium grain rice 2½ cups
  • paprika 3 teaspoons
  • salt 4 teaspoons
  • cans of diced tomatoes 2 (14.5 ounces)
  • Red bell pepper 1
  • frozen green peas I cup

Preparation
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 F. In a small saucepan heat chicken stock with saffron and keep warm.
  2. Inside your IMUSA PAELLA PAN add olive oil and bring to medium-high heat.
  3. Add chorizo, onions, and garlic and sauté for about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Mix in rice, paprika, and salt and stir until well combined.
  5. Add tomatoes and mix evenly.
  6. Place bell pepper strips in a circle around the paella
  7. Add about 2 cups of the warm chicken stock and allow to simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes without stirring.
  8. Add another cup of stock and simmer for another 5 minutes. Add final cup of stock and put pan in the oven and roast for 10-15 minutes, until all of the liquid is evaporated. If the rice looks too dry add a small amount of stock or water and cook a bit longer. When the rice is ready, remove from the oven, sprinkle green peas and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
  9. NOTE: You can make a seafood paella version of this recipe by replacing chicken stock with fish stock and adding raw shrimp, scallops, and clams onto the rice before adding stock. SERVES 10 TO 12.