Recipe: Chicken & chilies paella

Rice recipes with aromatic herbs
July 29, 2010

As it often happens when the recipes become popular worldwide, there are many versions of paella. The original paella valenciana doesn't use seafood, but chicken or rabbit and some poor ingredients like rice and beans. It's also aromatized with rosemary: it surprised me, but it was really perfect with the rich aroma of the stir-fried ingredients.

To be fair, this isn't the paella valenciana, because I added some ingredients, like bell pepper, sausage... and some fresh harvested chili peppers:

Paprika and Numex SuaveOn the right: Red paprika, crisp and aromatic.

On the left: Numex Suave Orange, Chinense like Habanero but milder, with a strong fruity aroma.

Banana SweetBanana Sweet... that was more spicy than its name promised!

Chicken & chilies paella

Chicken & chilies paella

1 corno bell pepper
1 onion
100g mild peppers and/or fresh paprika
100g chicken breast
200g sausage
200g chopped tomatoes
250g cooked beans
350ml water
120g rice
1 sprig of rosemary

Cut the corno pepper, onions and sweet peppers into thin slices. Put in a large frying pan with two tablespoons of vegetable oil and sauté for five minutes until soften
Add the chicken breast and sausage cut into bite-size pieces and cook for 10 minutes.
Add well drained beans and chopped tomatoes.
Stir, then add the rice and water and cook over medium heat, until water is absorbed.
Garnish with fresh rosemary.

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This goes to Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska who's hosting Weekend Herb Blogging, handled by Cook (almost) anything at least once.
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Author: Laurie Constantino (URL)

Very interesting recipe Graziana! I ve never seen beans in paella before, so I learned something. Thanks for sending it to WHB!

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