We love finding new foods and flavours in The Mummy Diary household, in fact we can often be found celebrating different traditional holidays from around the world, with local delicacies, tastes and flavours.
One of our favourite, super quick dinners is my easy-to-make Chicken and Chorizo Paella. Straight up, this recipe started as just a bit of this and that cobbled together, but for you guys and to celebrate the arrival of Eats from the Street in Nottingham this weekend I have written it down for my readers.
What I love about cooking and finding recipes to suit your family is that they become your own and something you can be proud of, so don’t be afraid to stray and add something else if you like that flavour.
1 x Medium White Onion
2 x Garlic Cloves
500g Chicken Breast
1 x Cup of Basmati Rice
2 x Teaspoons Smoked Paprika
Few Stands of Saffron (optional)
2 x Tablespoons Tomato Puree
750ml Hot Chicken Stock
Salt & Pepper
1 x Cup of Frozen Peas
1 x Lemon (optional)
1. Dice the onion, finely slice the garlic and roughly chop the chorizo and chicken into small cubes.
2. Heat the oil in a deep sided frying pan and add the onion, fry on a low heat until see though, add the garlic and chorizo and cook until the chorizo has started to release its oils; add in the paprika and saffron (if using) and stir.
3. Add in the chicken and fry until golden and evenly cooked on all sides; once cooked add in the rice and stir for a few minutes until the rice is coated in the oils and spices
4. Add in the chicken stock and give it a good stir, then add in the tomato puree and a good pinch of salt and pepper and stir again. Leave to simmer on low for about 15 minutes, keeping an eye on it and adding a bit more water if required.
5. After 15 minutes add the peas and leave to simmer for another 5 minutes, until the rice is cooked and the chicken is tender.
6. Best served with a wedge of lemon to squeeze all over the top however, I have two young children and they think this is disgusting so feel free not to ;)
This dish is an straightforward one pot recipe that can easily be whipped up with a few store cupboard ingredients; I know not everybody has saffron but it does add a bit of special flavour to the dish and you only use a few strands each time so a little goes a long way.
So what is your favourite dish from around the world?
On the 22nd to 23rd July 2017, Eats from the Street is coming to Giltbrook Retail Park with a variety of street food flavours from across the globe. A fab pop-up foodie festival with artisan vendors serving up a whole host of cuisines from around the world. Including loaded American hot dogs and burgers, traditional Vietnamese dishes and Wilma’s Cupcakery selling their signature cupcakes and cake-topped milkshakes.
The street food stalls will be serving between 11am and 6pm and unlike other food festivals, visitors will be able to sit and eat their food on a converted double-decker Routemaster bus, which has been transformed into a dining area.
We'll be popping along to this fab event as we not only love to try new foods but with so many shops to choose from it'll be the perfect opportunity to do a spot of shopping too.
This is a collaborative post, all words are my own.