I am currently in Spain and whilst I am here I want to fully enjoy and experience the Spanish culture, and what better way to do this than by eating authentic Spanish food? ‘When you go to Rome, do as the Romans do’; so whilst I’m here I will ensure that I explore and soak in as much Spanish culture as possible – starting with the food.
First on the list is Paella. Paella is a Spanish dish of; rice, chicken, seafood, and vegetables. It is usually cooked and served in a large shallow pan. Today’s recipe is a slight variation on your typical Paella, because it gives the option of using rice as a pose to risotto.
Preparation 5 minutes | Cooking 10 minutes
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1onion, sliced
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- ½ tsp turmeric
- 600g cooked plain rice or Risotto
- 200g of prawns or chicken (diced or whole)
- 100g frozen peas
- Lemon wedges, to serve
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a frying pan. Tip in the onion and garlic and cook it for a couple of minutes until softened. Stir in turmeric, salt, pepper, followed by the rice, prawns or chicken, peas and finally 150ml of boiling water.
Keep stirring until everything is cooked through and the water has been soaked up.
Serve this dish hot and with slices of lemon. Enjoy!
Kanta Temba is a cake maker and decorator. She is also the owner and founder of Kanta Kakes – cake shop.
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