1/4 c olive oil
1/2 lb boneless chicken
cut into bite size pieces
1 large onion
1/4 c water
2 c uncooked rice
3 garlic cloves-chopped
24 oz tomatoes, chopped plus juice from can (if using canned)
3 tsp salt
1/2 Tbsp chicken bouillon
1 Tbsp paprika
3/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp saffron
1/2-1 tsp crushed red pepper (to taste)
1 1/2 lbs cleaned deveined shrimp (tails are optional)
1 1/2 lbs sea scallops
1 1/2 lbs sausage—beef or pork
24 oz artichoke hearts, quartered
16 oz frozen peas
1 small jar pimientos or roasted red bell peppers
1 large can of large, pitted black olives
1 c Cabernet Sauvignon
Cook onion and garlic in oil until onion is transparent.
Stir in water, wine, tomatoes, bouillon and all spices. Heat to boiling. Add chicken, shrimp, scallops and sausage.
Simmer 15 minutes. Add more wine and water as needed. While other ingredients are cooking, cook 2 cups of rice in a separate pot. When cooked, drain and hold. Stir peas and artichoke hearts into first pot. Add about 3/4 of the rice and simmer for 5 minutes. If desired, add more rice for a drier dish. Serve in a paella dish or shallow baking dish.
Garnish with pimentos or red bell peppers and black olives.
Serve 10-12 people
Pair with Eberle Zinfandel, Sangiovese or Cotes-du-Robles