Paella

I first got this recipe from Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, of you don’t follow him, you should! And I’ve changed it up a little by adding mushrooms (mushrooms make everything better), some Cajun spice and I also add shredded cheese on top, because why not?!

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 2 breasts of chicken
  • 2 cups of shrimp (I use frozen shrimp)
  • 1 cup of chopped spring onions
  • 1 cup of chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup of chopped peppers
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 tsp Cajun spice
  • 1 heaped tbsp of turmeric
  • 1 stock cube

Place chicken in pot and cook until white, then the shrimp and cook. Next add the onions, mushrooms and peppers. Add Cajun spice according to taste.20181105_180424

Bring the rice to boiling point but only let boil for 1 minute.

Mix stock cube (you can use chicken or vegetable) with 250 ml boiling water, add the heaped tbsp of turmeric so that the mixture turns a nice yellow colour.

Drain the rice and add it to the chicken and vegetables, then add the stock & turmeric mixture. Mix well and turn up the heat for a few minutes, continuing to stir.

Lower the heat and continue to stir. In the meantime grate 1 cup of cheese. Leave on heat until the excess liquid is gone but dish is still moist.

Serve and add grated cheese on top.

Tip: Depending on my mood, I sometimes add spicy chorizo which really adds a delicious flavour to this dish!

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