Monterey Recipes

Mushroom Paella

Posted by Monterey Mushrooms on Aug 2, 2012 10:55:22 AM

Recipe courtesy of Chef Angel Gandarilla, Café Ba Ba Reeba!, Chicago, IL

Yield: 2 servings


  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup diced pork butt
  • 1/2 cup diced ham (optional)
  • 1½ cups chopped mushrooms (mix of portabella and shiitake)
  • 1 teaspoon diced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sweet pimenton
  • 1/4 cup tomato puree
  • 1 cup Spanish rice
  • 2 threads saffron
  • 4½ cups chicken stock
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • Salt, as needed


In a sauté pan, heat olive oil. Sauté pork, ham, mushrooms, garlic and pepper until mushrooms soften; add tomato puree.  While constantly stirring, add Spanish rice, saffron and chicken stock. Continue to cook over medium heat until the rice begins to boil.  Add the fresh rosemary, season well with salt and then place in a 450-degree oven for an additional 15-17 minutes. Before serving the paella, let rest for at least 2 minutes so that the rice absorbs the liquid completely.



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