Paella is my weakness. Growing up my grandmother always made her versions that made me fall in love with the dish. Having a Dominican background, I love all types of Spanish foods, because I grew up on them at my grandparents house. I decided I would try to make my own version of paella, that is a bit more healthier but still delicious. My conclusion? I should make this weekly!
What ingredients to choose from?
Depending on your style of eating, like regular, vegan, pescatarian this part would be up to you. Upon making my version, I had been eating more of a pescatarian diet so I wanted to stick to that. As for vegetables to put in and what kind of rice, that's also up to you. I used brown rice for a healthier option.
Shrimp (I used fresh, 24 bag of shrimp)
Vegan chorizo (comes in a pack of 4-5)
Peas (1 cup of frozen or fresh)
Red pepper (1 whole red bell pepper diced)
1 onion (diced)
3 cups of low sodium organic chicken broth
2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
Saffron (2 threads)
Salt (To taste)
Pepper (To taste)
Turmeric (To taste)
1. Begin by heating a large sauce pan with olive oil and adding in your onions, garlic, and pepper with salt and pepper.
2. Once vegetables have a nice golden brown add in your rice and chicken stock, with saffron and turmeric.
3. Continue to stir.
4. Bring down to a simmer and add in your chorizo.
5. Add in shrimp once chorizo is nearly cooked.
6. Allow to sit for 10 minutes to soak up all of the liquid. Add seasonings as you taste