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Friday, January 9, 2009

Paella (Spanish Rice)


Ingredients :

500 g Basmati rice
2 chicken fillets ~ cubed
200 g fillet steak ~ cubed
200 g prawns ~ shelled, deveined and washed
1 each green and red pepper ~ diced
1 teaspoon green chillies ~ crushed
100 g green onions ~ finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon saffron
2 cubes chicken stock or homemade stock
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon garlic ~ crushed
1 cup oil
100 g parsley ~ finely chopped
2 tablespoon lemon juice

Method :

1. Cook the rice with tumeric, saffron, chicken stock, 1/2 cup oil and salt to taste. Once done, leave aside.
2. Fry individually the steak and chicken cubes with the salt, pepper, green chillies and garlic.
3. Stir-fry the peppers in a tablespoon of oil.
4. Similarly fry the prawns in 2 tablespoons oil with the lemon juice.
5. To the cooked rice, add the stir-fried chicken, steak, prawns, peppers and toss lightly.
6. Decorate with chopped green onions and parsley. Serve hot.

Note :

1. I didn't cube the chicken and steak, but sliced it.
2. Didn't put any prawns.
3. Green and red pepper = green and red capsicum
4. Green chillie, I think cili padi
5. Green onions, not sure????
6. Didn't put saffron because I don't have any. Naseem said, it's for color and flavour as well.
7. Psst...I used cube chicken stock..hihihi
8. Didn't put parsley, not available in the house.
9. To give an extra tangy hot taste, I ate this Paella with Nando's sauce..yummy!


  1. Happy New Year. Wow awesome recipe. Nice to see you back after a long time. Never tasted prawns ans chicken in the same dish...

  2. Epi new yer mamafami..dan salam takziah yer...maaf terlewat... selamat meneruskan alam masak2! rindu ngan masakan akak! :)

  3. ma the yummy smell siap kuar haa kat pc kita nih ehehhehh. gud to hear from u again muaahhsss

  4. WOW.. Paella anda sungguh membuka selera..

    Da makan bole kita menari spanish ya.. hehehe :)

  5. Salam Ma,
    Glad ur back again to kitchen. Hope everything's ok wif u... at least better than the rest of other days u've been thru. Take care yaa....

  6. lamanya mama menyepi....skali hapdet terus idang menu special..sedapnya....

    ps: mama sihat ker??????

  7. sedak napok nasi ni, masalahnya saya ni bila cuba kali pertama ok. Buat kali ke 2 tak berapa ok kenapa ye?

  8. maaaa....
    rindu sgt2 kt ma.. :(
    sedap nampak paella tu! mesti rasa dia cam nasi goreng kitt pasai guna basmathi kan? hee i likeee :P omputih sini depa guna risotto, but a bit sticky..

    take care ma..

  9. salam ma.. apa khabar ? aduh ! membuka selera sungguh nasi paella ni.... nak sebut pun tak tau la maaa....

    take care ya...

  10. Wow Mamafami .. sampai ke Spain your recipe .. lovely!

  11. hi mama !! anyhow, takziah..
    btw, Xsure you still remember me or not but i'm really miss u so much...
    Nasi Paella .. nampak sedap tapi kemalasan mengatasi segalanyer !! :p
    - yanT -

  12. salam mamafami....Kelas resipi, mengancamm sungguh...

  13. Nampak cukup menyelerakan....

  14. Hi Mama,

    Paella looks very good.. WIll try when time permits.
    Glad you are back & hope things are fine. Take care

  15. Assalammualaikum Mamafami..

    Salam takziah buat mamafami sekeluarga. semoga roh arwah ayah mama dicucuri rahmat dan ditempatkan di kalangan org yg beriman.
    Nasi paella belum pernah cuba lagi nampak sedap...

  16. Hi mama,
    Salam kenal. Dah pernah jenguk sini sblm ni tp segan nak tinggal pesan.

    BTW, baru je citer pasal paella kat rumah k.zue, jenguk kat sini dah ada resepi dia. Nampak mengancam.


  17. hi mamafami..

    i am glad that this blog existed. it helped a lot as i am still learning how to cook.keep up the good work mamafami! looking forward for your next scrumptious recipe :) and i'm sorry for your lost. al fatihah.

  18. harum sampai sini ma paella nih! nyum..nyum..

  19. Hi everyone

    I just wanted to say hi to everyone



  20. Shalom

    It is my first time here. I just wanted to say hi!


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