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Portable Paella

Endless layers of delicious food

March 31st, 2016

From 150 Meals in a Jar by Tanya Linton

Considered the national dish of Spain, paella is made with rice, chorizo, shrimp and chicken. This recipe is a deconstructed version, using similar flavours and layering them.
  • 1 cup water
  • 1⁄2 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • 4 saffron threads
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1⁄2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1 cup chopped seeded tomatoes
  • 1⁄4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1⁄2 cup cooked peas
  • 1⁄4 cup finely chopped dry-cured chorizo
  • 1⁄2 cup cold shredded cooked chicken 125
  • 4 cold cooked medium shrimp
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil over high heat. Stir in rice, salt and saffron, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is tender and water is absorbed. Remove from heat and stir in butter, fluffing rice with a fork. Let cool completely.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in tomatoes and paprika; cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until tomato juice has evaporated. Let cool completely.

  3. Layer onion mixture, rice, peas, chorizo, chicken, shrimp and parsley in jar. Seal jar and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

  4. When ready to serve, remove lid and microwave on High for 3 minutes or until warmed through.

Portable Paella
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