Monday, June 22, 2009


This is a traditional Spanish dish that made its way to the Philippines. There are different ways this dish can be made, so this is my version. Its a whole meal in one dish. The good thing about this recipe is that you can use any type of shellfish you'd like. I used shrimp and mussels for this recipe. I haven't made this in a while, so I decided to make it for my daughter to try.

2 Tbsp. oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup uncooked basmati rice
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1 1/2 cups sliced polska kielbasa
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 lb. chicken wings, fried
1/2 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 lb. mussels on a half shell
3 Tbsp. annato seed oil (annato seed cooked in oil until the oil changes into a red color)
1/2 cup frozen peas

1) Heat oil in a pan. Add rice. Cook until rice starts to look opaque. Add garlic and onions and cook for about a minute. Add kielbasa and bell pepper and stir until sausages start to brown. Stir in salt and cayenne pepper.

2) Add chicken broth and annato seed oil. Tuck in the chicken under the rice and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3) Add mussels, shrimp and peas to the mixture and cook for another 15 minutes, carefully stirring occasionally, until rice is done.

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