Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Core Chicken Paella

Serves: 6-8

Difficulty: Easy

  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 large red capsicum, diced
  • 1TB olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 500g chicken mince
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 x 400g tin diced tomatos
  • 6 saffron threads (optional)
  • 3 chicken stock cubes
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 cups cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 cup frozen beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1/8 cabbage shredded

Optional: chilli to taste


Heat a large non-stick pan, add oil, then onions, garlic, capsicums and fry for 3 minutes.
Add chicken mince and fry until chicken is no longer pink.
Add rice, water, tomatoes, saffron, paprika and stock.
Bring to boil, cover and reduce heat to low, simmering for 40 minutes until almost all the stock is absorbed.
Optional - add chilli (I used 1/2 tsp dried chilli for a mild 'tang')
Add cauliflower and frozen vegies and simmer for 5 mins.
Stir through carrot and cabbage. Turn heat off and allow to sit for a few minutes until wilted.

Not on Core? The total Points for this recipe is 31pts. Serving 6 = 5pts/serve, serving 8 = 4pts

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