So I am trying new things. John is game for anything and is really honest if something really sucks. So that's nice.
Last night, we had a success!
After watching Anthony Bourdain in Sicily eating Paella, I decided to try to make it. In soup form.
This is the recipe and it's WONDERFUL!
You should try it!
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/3 cup chopped red sweet pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon oil
1 14.5 ounce reduced sodium, no MSG added, organic chicken broth
1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon tumeric
8 ounces cooked pork, cut into small pieces
8 ounces peeled and deveined shrimp
1 cup frozen peas
2 teaspoon fresh oregano
In a large saucepan cook green onions sweet pepper, and garlic in hot oil for 2 minutes.
Stir in chicken broth, rice, bay leaf, salt, red pepper, and tuermic. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Stir in the cooked pork, shrimp, and peas. Simmer, covered, for 3-5 minutes more or until shrimp turn pink.
I kept mine on the heat (very low) for 2 hours to get all the meat very tender, and to get the spices soaked in really well.
Tumeric is really fragrant and makes the color of the soup really pretty. ( I learned tumeric used to be used in perfumes. Interesting. I don't think I'll be splashing some on anytime soon.)
Remove the bay leaf and stir in the oregano.