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Paella I (M, TNT)
Source: Unknown
Serves: 6 to 8

1 to 2 chickens, cut up
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 large onion, chopped
1 tbsp. chicken soup powder (optional)
1 tbsp. turmeric
1 tsp. salt
2 cups rice
3 to 4 cups water
1/2 bag of frozen vegetables, defrosted (optional)

Heat some oil in a deep, wide pot.

Brown the chicken pieces and remove. Sauté the onion and garlic. When the onion is soft, add the turmeric and rice and sauté for a few minutes, mixing almost constantly.

Add chicken soup powder, salt and water. Add vegetables if using.

Bring to a boil. Return chicken to pot. Cook on low heat, covered. Cook until all the water is absorbed and chicken is done, about 40 minutes.

Poster's Notes:
The rule of thumb is for 1 cup rice, use 2 cups of water. I usually make this with at least 2 cups of rice. You can also easily make 1 or 2 whole cut-up chickens in one pot. If you use a Teflon pot, you obviously need less oil.

Posted by Shoshana L. Boublil

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A