My love affair with Paella began when I first had it about six years ago in this cute little restaurant that we frequented.They served the most delectable Seafood Paella steaming hot with lobsters,shrimp, mussels and clams all decoratively arranged on a huge platter that was so visually appealing that we couldn’t wait to dig in.
In my pursuit to find the one perfect recipe I tried hard probing the net.I even found a recipe and tried it, but the first time I made it I wasn’t much impressed with the sticky consistency of the rice.I had used Long grain Basmati rice and didn’t quite get the rice to liquid ratio resulting in a rather sticky Paella.
Determined to try again I set on my quest once more to find the perfect Paella recipe and that led me to a blog that I absolutely love called Adora’s Box with tons of lovely recipes.
The few changes I made were:
I used Arborio Rice.
Added some Chorizo Sausages.
Cooked on the stove-top.
Didn’t use red bell peppers or squid because I didn’t have any!
This time the Paella came out beautiful!!Exactly as I’d imagined it to be.The Arborio rice was nice and fluffy, not at all sticky and the flavors blended beautifully.