Paella with chicken and prawns

    Paella with chicken and prawns

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    1hr50min


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    About this recipe: This simplified paella recipe features chicken and prawns.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 200g arborio rice
    • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground saffron
    • 3 tablespoons dry white wine
    • 500ml (1 cup) low-salt chicken stock
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 120g green peas
    • 100g French beans
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 medium red capsicum
    • 2 medium tomatoes
    • heart of 1 romaine lettuce
    • chicken and prawns
    • 250g skinless chicken breast fillets
    • 12 medium–sized prawns
    • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil (for frying)
    • lemon wedges, for garnish

    Directions
    Prep:1hr30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Heat 1 ½ tablespoons oil in a saucepan. Add rice and saffron and cook, stirring, until transparent. Add wine, stock, 60ml water and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Add peas and beans and cook until rice has absorbed all the liquid. Remove from heat.
    2. Combine rice, peas and beans in a large bowl. Whisk remaining 1 ½ tablespoons oil, lemon juice and vinegar until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir into rice mixture. Leave 1 hour in a cool place.
    3. Chop capsicum in half and cut into dice. Pour boiling water over tomatoes, leave 2 minutes then plunge into iced water. Peel and dice. Mix capsicum and tomatoes into rice.
    4. Cut chicken into thin strips and place in a bowl with half the garlic and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Peel and clean prawns. Place in a bowl with remaining garlic, remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper.
    5. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a heavy pan over high heat. Add chicken mixture; sear chicken quickly on all sides. Add prawn mixture and sear prawns on both sides. Reduce heat to medium. Cook another 5 minutes or until done. Arrange lettuce leaves on a large platter. Top with rice salad and chicken and prawn mixture. Garnish with lemon wedges.

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