Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Paella - easy method

gluten free dairy free paellaThis is an easy, fresh method for a one dish meal that packs in all the essentials.
  • 3 chicken legs (with skins)
  • 2 chicken sausage (gluten free, dairy free aprox 4-5oz total)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 red or orange pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed/minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 cup cabbage, chopped
  • 2 cups brown rice (dry measurement)
  • water
  • optional: 1/4 tsp saffron, sea salt to taste preference

    Method: Put rice in rice steamer to cook, following directions of your machine. Next, boil chicken legs in small pan of water (should have aprox 4 cups of water). Let them cook for a while, as we will use some of the cooking water in the recipe as a flavored stock. Check doneness of chicken with meat thermometer if unsure. In pan over stove, sauté onion with sesame oil on low heat until onions become translucent. Add remaining vegetables, spices, diced precooked sausage, cooked chicken, and 1/2 cup of the cooking water/broth from the cooked chicken, saving remaining broth for another meal. Cook over medium heat until vegetables are cooked, but cabbage still maintains some texture/crispness. Serve over rice.