I recently teamed up with Tastic Rice to create two recipes using their NEW range of products. For this recipe I used the brand NEW Soft & Absorbing Long Grain White Rice.
This rice literally soaks up any liquid or sauce, it’s fast to cook and super delicious. The vibrant white colour also makes it pop in pictures (and I love that).
Fresh or frozen prawn meat
Fresh or frozen mussels
1 tsp chili flakes
1 tsp garlic flakes
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp Italian herbs
2 tsp Portuguese chicken seasoning
3 cups Tastic Soft and Absorbing Long Grain Rice
1 small packet baby corn
1 small packet sugar snap peas
3 tbs olive oil
1 onion finely chopped
Half a green pepper finely chopped
Red salad onion (for garnish)
Fresh parsley (for garnish)
THE RICE: soak the rice in cold water for 15. Drain the water, in a deep sauce pan bring water, salt & a few drops of oil to a boil. Season with Italian herbs and butter. Cook the rice for 10-14 minutes till soft.
THE SEAFOOD: In a non stick pan add your olive oil. Sauté your onions and green pepper. Once your onions and green pepper is brown and tender,add your garlic and chili flakes. Cook for 2 minutes (stirring periodically so that they don’t burn)
Season with your oregano, Italian herbs, ground pepper and the Portuguese chicken seasoning. Cook for an additional cook 1 minute.
Add your mussels (add some of the water from the packet as well) cook your mussels for 5- 8 minutes with the lid closed and your stove on medium.
Add your prawn meat and cook for another 5 minutes till the prawn meat is pink and soft (make sure to not make it rubbery, you can taste the prawns 3 minutes into cooking it) the prawns are also cooked with the lid closed.
The baby corn and snap peas are cooked in a separate pan with very little water, cooking for 4-5 minutes so that they keep their color and crunch.
Drain your rice using a spaghetti strainer. Use a deep salad bowl and add your rice,scoop out your prawns and some of the sauce ONLY , use this to coat your rice using a serving spoon. Right before serving add your mussels on top as well as the vegetables ,garnish with the red salad onion as well as the parsley. Cut the lemons into wedges and place those around the paella.
Love T 💛