Make cuts along the bones of the chicken drumettes. Cut the thigh/breast meat into bite-sized pieces, and sprinkle with a little salt. Peel the tomato and cut into cubes.
Finely chop the onion and garlic. Coat a frying pan with a little oil, fry the chicken, and set aside on a plate.
Add the olive oil in the frying pan, and sauté the garlic until fragrant. Sauté the onion, and when it has wilted, add the rice and stir-fry.
When the rice has become translucent, add the tomato, and quickly stir-fry. Add the ● ingredients. Simmer until it comes to a boil while stirring (medium heat).
When it has come to a boil, turn the heat to low, and add the chicken on top. Cover with a lid, and cook for 18-20 minutes over low heat.
Turn off the heat, and add the green peppers on top. Cover with the lid, and steam for 10 minutes. Sprinkle herb salt and black pepper. Squeeze lemon juice over the paella and enjoy.
Check the rice if it's done or not, and add water if it's too firm. The cooking time varies depending on how you cooked it or how tightly sealed the frying pan was.
Cook to your desired firmness and taste, checking from time to time. The authentic way is to cook the rice al dente.
If you use seafood, stir-fry first, and set aside on a plate. Add the stir-fried seafood on top of the paella when you steam the rice. If you cook the seafood together with rice, it will be too firm.
You can cook the paella in a rice cooker after stir-frying the rice. Add water up to the 2 cup mark. Add the green pepper later.
Paella in a Rice Cooker Recipe ID: 1739071 - Please refer to this recipe.
Story Behind this Recipe
I just came up with this recipe using ingredients I had on hand. I used paprika powder and turmeric powder instead of saffron. We don't really like al dente rice, so I used 480 ml of water. The rice will be more like al dente if you use 450 ml of water.
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