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    Easy chorizo & butter bean paella

    Don’t stir the rice during cooking – this allows a crust or socarrat to develop on the base of the pan 

    • Children's
    • Preparation time: 5 minutes + resting
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • Total time: 35 minutes + resting

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    50g Bertolli Original Spread
    2 x 190g packs Cooks’ Ingredients Cooking Chorizo, diced
    125g runner beans, trimmed and cut into 3cm lengths
    1 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
    100g passata
    2 x 500ml packs Cooks’ Ingredients Chicken or Vegetable Stock
    300g Bomba paella rice
    2 pinches saffron
    200g can butter beans, drained and rinsed  

    Method

    1. Warm a 30-40cm paella or frying pan over a high heat. Add the Bertolli and chorizo and cook for 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned. Add the runner beans and stir fry for a further 2 minutes.

    2. Add the rosemary and passata and fry for 4-5 minutes, stirring only occasionally until the tomato starts to thicken and caramelise. Pour over the stock and stir to scrape up any pieces from the bottom of the pan.

    3. Stir in the rice, saffron, butter beans and seasoning. Bring to the boil then simmer very gently for 20 minutes, without stirring, until the rice is tender – adding more water if needed. Remove from the heat and leave to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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