Paellas were first cooked many centuries ago in the farmlands of Spain, over an open fire. They are still prepared this way, but also cook well on a charcoal or gas grill.
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Recipe Ingredient Details:
6 cups vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
3-4 Roma tomatoes
1 10-ounce package frozen artichoke hearts
1/2 cup green beans
2 summer squash, sliced lengthwise
1 green or yellow pepper, halved
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small red onion, quartered and sliced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups arborio rice or other medium-grain rice
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Prepare a fire in a kettle grill or preheat a gas grill to high.
Combine broth and saffron in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover; set aside.
Dice tomatoes. Slice artichoke hearts in half and cut green beans into 1-inch slices. Set vegetables aside in individual bowls.
Place summer squashes and pepper on grill. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side. Leave pepper on grill until its skin is evenly charred. Remove and set aside until cool. Remove the charred pepper skin and cut pepper into 1-inch pieces.
Add olive oil to a paellera or large cast- iron skillet. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3-5 minutes or until slightly caramelized. Add rice to pan and sauté 1-2 minutes more.
Stir in a third of boiling broth mixture. Add cut-up peppers and squashes, tomatoes, salt, pepper and paprika. As broth is absorbed, add more until rice is tender. Add green beans and artichokes the last 5 minutes of cooking. Cover paella with a clean dish towel and let sit for 5 minutes.
Recipe Additional Notes:
Calories 232,Fat 6,Perfat 22,Cholesterol 0,Carbo 41,Protein 5,Fiber N/A,Sodium N/A
Mon, 2012-07-02 15:10