Chicken and vegetable Paella

Being gluten intolerant it is always a challenge to find interesting and tasty food to eat. Rice has been a staple in our diet and as my family seems to be getting sick of stir fries, I though I would try something different. I had always wanted to make paella, especially. I love the colours, flavours and texture od the dish. I thought it would be too difficult to make so I left it until now. I found some great information on the basics of making paella and I came up with my own version. My family are always my greatest critics and they liked it. So I think maybe for a first go I did alright.

1 kg children breast (cut into thin strips)

2  tbl Olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

1 medium Onion

1 cup sliced Green beans

1 cup Carrots (cut into thin slices)

1 cup Capsicum (cut into thin strips)

1 tsp Garlic (minced)

2 cups Water (add more if necessary)

1 tsp Saffron

1 tsp Dried rosemary

1 cup basmati Rice


  1. Slice chicken breast into 1 cm strips, season with salt and pepper,place 1 tablespoon of oil is a heavy based frying pan or paella pan, fry chicken breast in batches until lightly browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Add another tablespoon of oil if necessary and sauté onions until clear in colour, add mince garlic and stir together in pan.
  3. Add green beans, carrots, and capsicum, stir through and sauté until slightly soft. 
  4. Add dried rosemary and saffron, stir through.
  5. Add water to pan and let boil and reduce by half.
  6. Add uncooked  rice and cooked chicken stir through. Let mixture simmer gently until rice is cooked and water is absorbed. 
  7. Serve warm with crusty bread.

As always please quote my website if sharing my recipe.

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy the recipe.


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