Posted on March 30, 2013
You can read our recipe down below, as well as the cost of ingredients. Paella is such a wonderful dish, not only is it super tasty and nutritious, but you can easily feed a family of 6 for around $30 ! Bear in mind we did most of the shopping at Woolworths, so if you are smart about your shopping you will be able to buy the ingredients for much less, and even though the rice and seasoning comes with the kit, we have added in the cost of buying them seperately just for a true picture.
You will love the quality of the 34cm enamelled carbon steel Paella Pan, which is sturdy, hard wearing, and the enamel makes cleaning the pan a breeze. Best of all it won't rust like unenamelled carbon steel pans. Size wise you will appreciate the 34cm pan diameter measured from rim to rim.
34cm is a great size for a family - any smaller and you really lose a lot of surface area making for a much smaller paella; and any larger and you will have trouble on the stovetop giving it an even heat around the edges.
Like a true paella pan the heat transfer through the steel is almost instant, meaning you won't have to wait for the pan to heat up before adding ingredients, and they will start sizzling straightaway. The only downside is that the handles do get warm so make sure you are wearing a protective glove when handling the hot pan.
To clean the pan, you just need to remove and leftover paella (if there is any!) whilst the pan is warm, and then give the pan a quick rinse and wash with a soft sponge and detergent. You don't have to oil this pan because it is enamelled and the enamel coating will protect the pan from rust.
The pan is not recommended for use in the dishwasher because of the abrasiveness of dishwashing powder which will dull the enamel. If you want to cook paella in the oven or over an open fire go right ahead this pan is safe for both of those uses.
This paella recipe is so easy, even I look like a masterchef ! For more adventurous paella maestros check out our 'Top Ten Tips for a Perfect Paella' for more advanced tips and recipes !
|Paella Recipe and Cost of Ingredients||Our Video Recipe - press Play to watch !|
1. Heat the paella pan to medium high and brown off the
2. Add chopped vegetables to the pan and saute until soft.
3. Add crushed tomatoes & tomato paste, stir, and reduce
4. Add the meat back in, and cook together for a few
5. Add rice and spice mix, start adding stock until pan is
6. Keep adding stock as the rice cooks, until almost all
7. Finally, when all the liquid is almost absorbed to the
8. Cook on high heat for a few minutes to form a crust.
9. Cover for a few minutes and allow to settle. Serve and
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