Wow, OK so I haven't updated in almost a month. Things have been pretty hectic. I start my new job in three weeks, so am wrapping things up at my current job and I'm currently in the middle of doing two essays due in at the beginning of May, not much time for proper cooking or blogging.
I also had a major disaster a couple of weeks ago, my oven broke, it started sparking when I was cooking fishcakes and I haven't been brave enough to turn it on again since. So I'm ovenless! Despite this I have found plenty of hob top meals to make. The first of these being a sort of paella dish. It was unfortunately a bit bland and I think it could have done with a bit of paprika to spice things up, but not too bad.
Spanish Rice with Seafood (adapted from Olive Magazine May 2010)
1 onion, sliced
1 pepper, cut into chunks
150g paella rice
400ml chicken stock, hot
125g cooked mixed seafood
1 lemon, halved
small bunch parsley, chopped
Cook the onion and pepper in 2 tbsp olive oil in a wide, shallow pan until softened. Stir in the rice until coated in all the oils. Stir the saffron into the stock then add to the pan and stir well. Put on a lid and cook for 15 minutes until the rice is tender and the stock absorbed.
Stir in the seafood until heated through completely, then squeeze over lemon and toss through the parsley.