Chorizo and Bean Paella Recipe | How to make Chorizo and Beans Paella2012-10-18
- Yield : 3 cups
- Servings : 5-6
- Prep Time : 6m
- Cook Time : 25m
- Ready In : 35m
A flavourful and wholesome meal. The chorizo adds a lovely flavour to this dish which is already full of proteins from the beans.
- Kidney beans - 1 tin or 1/4 cup dry beans soaked overnight
- Chorizo - 5 inch
- Rice - 1 cup
- Onions - 1 large
- Tomatoes - 2
- Ginger - 1 inch
- Garlic - 3 cloves
- Cinnamon- 1 inch
- Bay leaves - 3
- Oil - 3 tbsp
- Salt - to taste
- Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
- Chilli powder - 1 tsp
- Garam masala- 1/4 tsp ( optional) for those who like it spicy.
If using dry beans, soak overnight and pressure cook. Wash and rinse the rice.
Skin chorizo and slice in 1/2 - 1 cm thickness. Heat oil in a shallow pan and fry the chorizo.
Chop onions and tomatoes.
In a large wok, heat oil. When oil is hot, add the bay leaves and cinnamon sticks.
Add onions and fry till soft. Add the ginger and garlic pastes. Let fry for a couple of minutes till the raw small goes off. Add turmeric, chilli powder and salt. Fry for a minute.
Now add tomatoes. Cover and cook for 5 minutes till the tomatoes go all soft and mushy.
When the contents of the wok look like a gravy already, add in the beans. Mix well. Add 1/2 cup water , cover and cook for another 10 minutes, till the beans absorb all the taste.
Open the pan, stir the beans around and let gravy thicken. Add the chorizo to the gravy
Add the rice to the beans and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add hot water about 21/2 cups. Let mix well. A good idea is to taste the water at this point so that the salt and seasoning can be adjusted.
Cover and cook for about 14- 15 minutes. After this time switch off the gas and let stand for 5 minutes.
By this time an amazing smell would have already beckoned those Oh So suspicious souls into your kitchen! Enjoy hot!
It is yummy, try it!