Pilchard paella

Lucky Star
14 servings Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 25 mins

By Food24 November 20 2014
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Ingredients (14)

100 ml fresh chillies — 573
6 garlic — cloves, crushed
2 onions — roughly chopped
2 red pepper — deseeded and finely chopped
820 g tomatoes — chopped
15 ml paprika — smoked
700 g white rice
2 l stock — chicken
100 ml lemon juice — freshly squeezed
5 ml salt
5 ml freshly ground black pepper
1.88 kg pilchards in tomato — drained
1 lemon — cut into wedges
10 g fennel — fronds, chopped
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Heat the olive oil in a paella pan or a large heavy-based pot. Add the garlic, onion and red pepper and sauté until soft and translucent. Add the tomatoes and paprika, reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until fragrant
Stir in the rice and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the stock and bring to the boil.

Reduce the heat and cook uncovered until the rice has absorbed most of the liquid. Cook for a further 10 minutes or until the rice is cooked. Stir in the pilchards and cook until they are heated through.
Season with salt and pepper and serve hot with lemon wedges.

Garnish with fennel.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Lucky Star.

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