Paella

Paella
Photo by Ben Fink

Ingredients

  • 1-½ cups medium-grain rice
  • 3 artichokes
  • Pinch of saffron (8 to 10 threads)
  • 3-½ cups homemade or low-salt chicken broth; more as needed
  • 4 skinless chicken thighs, chopped in half and seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 3 oz. green beans (about 16), trimmed
  • 1 ripe tomato, halved horizontally and grated on the largest holes of a box grater (discard the skin)
  • + 7 more ingredients
    • 1 small head garlic (remove excess papery skins, trim the top, and make a shallow cut around its equator to speed cooking), plus 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
    • 1 medium red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1-inch wide strips
    • Salt to taste
    • 2 lemons, cut in wedges for garnish
    • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
    • 1 small onion, grated on the largest holes of a box grater
    • About ¼ cup olive oil; more if needed

In a saucepan, bring the broth to a boil; reduce the heat to a simmer and cover. Put the saffron on a 3-inch-wide strip of aluminum foil, fold up the foil to make a square packet, and set the foil directly on the lid of the simmering broth for about 15 minutes. Unfold the packet, transfer the saf...

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