4 Bone-in chicken thighs
4 Chicken drumsticks
2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Smoked paprika
½ Tsp Black pepper
2 Tbsp Olive oil
1 ¼ Cup Matiz Paella Rice
1 Pkg. (33.83oz or 1000ml) Aneto Valencian Paella Base
6oz Spanish chorizo, sliced
½ Cup Peas
½ Cup Piquillo peppers, diced
Lemon wedges and fresh thyme or parsley for garnish
Paella is a stunningly savory Spanish rice dish, originating from the province of Valencia.
Well-seasoned seared chicken thighs and drumsticks, as well as chorizo, are simmered along with a specialty short grain rice and a deliciously flavorful broth base. The short-grain rice, called paella or bomba rice, is perfectly suited for this task. The rice absorbs liquid extremely well while still maintaining a firm texture throughout cooking.
The paella base is crafted from a traditional Valencian recipe, with oodles of fresh, natural, ingredients combined to make one impressive and flavorful broth. The paella base also saves on prep time and the need for additional ingredients, keeping the shopping list and overall cooking time short.