Tunisian Paela

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This is one of my signature recipes. It is simply delicous. It is spicy and full of flavor.


For 6 persons you will need`:

1 lb wild rice
2 small chicken breasts cut in cubes
2 lb mussels
1 lb chicken
1 onion diced
3 garlic cloves diced
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp tomato paste
4 tomatoes diced

1 tbsp of ground red pepper ( if you don't have you can use paprika and 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes)

1 tsp of turmeric

1 tbsp of cumin
1 bay leaf

2 cups chopped parsley
1 package mushrooms diced
Salt and pepper

  In a saucepan, sauté the onion, chicken, garlic in the oil. Add the diced tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes are tender. Add the spices: turmeric, ground red pepper, cumin and bay leaf. Add the tomatoes paste and mushrooms. Add the rice and sauté it a few minutes. Season to taste. Then add 1 cup of water. Cover and cook for 30 minutes. Add water if needed. Add parsley and shrimps and cook for 15 minutes. Cook the mussles à la marimiere  like shown in this link. Add the mussels to the paella.Enjoy!!!

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Comment on this post

sharfoun 05/09/2009 02:52

Eh ouiiii et moi qui doit manger tout ca :-)

Audrey 05/05/2009 20:04

Ah ! Enfin je decouvre le secret de cette delicieuse paella ! Super ! J'essaierai des que j'en aurai le courage ! ;-)
A tres bientot !