500 grams of Prawns, deveined
10 white mussels (optional)
3 tablespoons of oil
1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
1 green or red pepper cut into strips
4 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
3 chilies, chopped
Salt to taste
3 tablespoons of paprika
1 tsp of black pepper
2 cups of Basmati rice, uncooked
A few strands of saffron soaked in 850ml of warm water
A lemon cut in quarters
Heat the oil in a large deep paella pan, on a medium to high heat.
Add the onion and fry until golden brown.
Add peppers, garlic, salt and spices and stir fry for a few seconds.
Add the raw rice and the warm water and cook for 7 minutes.
Add the mussels first and then the prawns and cover with foil or a lid and cook on a medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until all water has cooked away.
Serve with a garnish of fresh coriander and lemon quarters.
If you don't have saffron simply replace with a teaspoon of turmeric.
You can add any seafood to this dish