Happy weekend! The holidays are fast approaching and I’ve been drafting and re-drafting our Christmas dinner menu to only include the best and most delicious food we can come up with. Paella is one of those dishes that I plan on cooking for Christmas (probably, the only dish I will cook). Paella is a dish that originated from Spain, most probably in Valencia, Spain. Rice came from the Arabs and was only brought to Spain when the Moors conquered the country. Paella is typically cooked in a paellera, a flat-bottomed pan, but one can surely improvise. Paella is also typically seasoned with saffron but I haven’t used that spice yet.
3 cups jasmine rice or any long-grain rice
1 piece onion, sliced
2 pieces bell pepper, cubed
1 small can green peas
2 pieces beef cubes
stock or water
Before I cooked everything, I first cooked the mussels (just add water) and used the stock to cook the rice. I also cooked ahead the eggs.