Monday, January 6, 2014

Sausage Paella

How did all my north east coast friends brave the crazy snow? 
We got about a foot here. 
I feel like it only snows once a year here now.
It used to snow all the time.
Don't get me wrong I can totally deal with the once a year snow thing.
So now onto the recipe.....
One dish, simple and easy Sausage Paella.
I always felt like Paella?
 That has to be so hard to make.
It's not and I don't even own a Paella pan. 
Ha!
Happy Monday!


Ingredients
1 sausage pinwheel, casing removed (I had Italian on hand)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 spanish onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 pinch saffron threads or a package of goya sazon 
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried oregano 
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 cups uncooked short-grain white rice
1 quart chicken stock
1 1/2 cups frozen baby peas


Directions

Break off pieces of sausage and brown in a large skillet over medium high heat. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. 

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a the same skillet or paella pan over medium heat. Saute bell pepper and onion. Stir in garlic, red pepper flakes, and rice. Cook, stirring, to coat rice with oil, about 3 minutes. Stir in saffron threads, bay leaf, oregano, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer 20 minutes. Add baby peas and sausage and stir. Serve warm.

*Shared with Full Plate Thursday, Pin It Thursday, Tasty Tuesdays, Time To Sparkle, Weekend Potluck, Freedom Fridays, Foodie Friday, Foodie Friday, Strut Your Stuff Saturday, Weekly Creative

5 comments :

  1. This looks great. I love sausage. I'm going to give this a try! :)

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  2. Funny timing. I was just at my sister's house talking about saffron. Someone sent me a bottle for Christmas, and I have no idea what I'm going to do with it all, so I was offering her some. Guess now I should add Paella to the list! I'm not a seafood person, and most versions have seafood, so I never really looked into it. Glad I happened upon your post as part of #PinItThurs. :)

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  3. Hi Rina,
    We will just love your Sausage Paella, it looks fabulous and I can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  4. This sounds amazing, Can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing over at The Weekend Re-Treat hope to see you Thursday evening!

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  5. I love paella and I love sausage. I think you sold me on this recipe. Thanks for bringing it by foodie friday.

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